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Economics North America

America’s racial wealth gap threatens consumer spending

America’s wealth keeps moving into fewer hands, evidenced by the increasing racial wealth gap. Here’s how this gap might impact the economy.

Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

North America Politics

The Democratic Convention: a move towards party unity and republican outreach

The Democratic Party used the convention to strengthen its power base, show unity and optimism while expanding its reach toward disenfranchised Republicans

Economics North America

Consumer protection and China in Trump’s cross hairs

America’s Bilateral Investment Treaty with China and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau face considerable risks from a Trump presidency.

Brexit North America

UK needs to move fast to secure trade with the U.S

After Brexit, the UK must move quickly to secure both trade in good and services with the U.S. Are bilateral or multilateral agreements the solution?

Economics North America

Predicting the economics of a Trump/Pence administration

Among the many questions that will be asked at this week’s GOP convention is how a Trump/Pence ticket would play out economically. Here, GRI examines what the duo’s first 100 days in office might look like.

Economics North America

How Buy American is jeopardizing TTIP

America’s web of Buy American requirements is undermining TTIP discussions, blocking EU companies from trillions of dollars worth of procurement deals.

Natural resources and energy North America

US shale industry is painfully adapting to low oil prices

Low oil prices wrecked havoc with US shale producers, but increasingly the industry appears to be adapting successfully to new market conditions.