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Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Debate Corner Economics North America

Protectionism will hurt markets in the short-term

In this debate series, GRI asked what will be the impact of President Donald Trump protectionist measures. Jeff Moore argues these decisions will hurt markets.

Europe Finance

What a sovereign default would look like on the ECB’s balance sheet

Central banks’ QE programmes have exposed them to sovereign defaults in an unprecedented way. However, the most likely candidate in Europe is likely to do little damage. Given the centrality

Economics International

The financial implications of negative interest rates

Negative interest rates, a largely unknown and rarely used financial tool, are increasingly being considered by central banks around the world. GRI looks at how they work.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Finance International

An emerging glimmer of hope for global investors

With central banks in developed markets unable to stimulate growth despite huge stimulus measures, the potential yield opportunities for investors in emerging markets with strong and improving fundamentals is great.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania’s 2016-2017 budget: The Magufuli legacy?

Can John Magufuli, one of Africa’s rising political stars, cement his reputation with his first budget?

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Low oil prices signal need for reform in Algeria

With energy forecasts projecting low oil prices as a likely fixture the medium-term, Algeria must either embrace reform, or risk national and social crisis.

Europe Politics

Labeled a model for the EU, Ireland goes to the polls

The next Irish general election will probably see the current leader re-elected. But the potential for intense coalition negotiations is here and Ireland is set to move slightly away from