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Economics Europe

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Economics Latin America

Weak opposition keeps Argentina’s economic transformation alive

From 7-10 October, upwards of 21,000 Argentinians headed for the Los Libertadores border crossing to flee the country for basic goods in Chile amid the staggering inflation in Argentina. This

Finance International

The problem with helicopter money

Helicopter money requires central banks to make choices they cannot make while undermining their independence and inflation-targeting mandate.

Debate Corner Finance International

Emerging markets are headed for trouble

Investors are currently tapping emerging markets in droves. That is soon about to stop as the Fed eventually raises rates and political risks intensify.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

European leaders discuss the economy and migration. South African central bank explores economic concerns. U.S. presidential campaign continues as new economic data is released. Turkey turns its attention to the U.S. Monetary policy forum

Finance International North America

The Fed finally moves

Markets have reacted calmly to the Fed’s first hike in nearly nine years but uncertainties loom ahead. On December 16th, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to raise

Finance Latin America

Foreign MNCs face trapped assets in Venezuela

Foreign multinational corporations in Venezuela are faced with rapidly decreasing profit margins amidst strict capital controls and mounting inflation. Given incentives to maintain the status quo, the government is unlikely

International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Americas countries meet in Panama City for OAS summit. Alcoa reports aluminum figures in weak metals market. African currencies prepare themselves for bumpy week. US presidential candidates hint at intentions. Central

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s interest rate cut not as reformist as it seems

China’s recent interest rate cut could ease corporate debt financing pressure. But at the same time, by expanding the floating range of interest rates on bank deposits, China could move towards more financial