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Latin America Natural resources and energy

Judicial activism, the de facto regulator of Colombian mining

The Colombian Constitutional Court recently banned mining in areas known as paramos, highlighting how judicial activism replaces regulation.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The grip of OPEC “oiligopolists” weakens as Saudi strategy shifts

Oil is moving into a new paradigm, in which markets decide the price. U.S. shale production and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 add new market dynamics.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Crisis in Venezuela – A lesson from Saudi Arabia

Venezuela is hit by a nationwide energy crisis brought on by severe drought, hurting a weak economy that is already suffering from the drop in oil prices.

International Natural resources and energy

China and India could destabilize global coal market

Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Copper proves a rocky road for Zambia

Copper mining has fueled economic growth in Zambia over the last decade, but the country risk becoming dependent on a single commodity.

International Natural resources and energy

Doha meeting reveals Opec’s inability to control global oil prices

The recent Doha meeting of major oil producers failed to agree oil output freeze deal and confirmed the existence of deep disagreements within Opec.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Sale of the Saudi Aramco: 3 things you should know

Saudi Arabia plans to sell part of its state-owned oil company next year. GRI analyzes the IPO and what it means for investors and the Saudi economy.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Algeria’s energy outlook for 2016: Do security risks trump investment opportunities?

Algeria’s state-owned hydrocarbon firm has endured recent policy adjustments that now provide foreign investors with new opportunities. But increasing energy insecurity threatens to nullify the potential for gain. In the