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Finance South and Central Asia

Chinese currency management in 2017

China has exercised control over Renminbi valuation, but currency management tools are under stress. China faces challenges to its long term growth targets.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

For Nigeria and Angola, the prospect of international loans offers a mixed blessing

With Nigeria and Angola seeking international loans to help ease their oil pain, investors are hoping that any loans will lead to a revision of their worrisome economic policies.  With

Finance Latin America

South America joins the global currency war

Amid continued low commodity prices, a slow down in demand from Asian economies, and the Chinese devaluation of the Yuan, South America looks poised to jump into the global currency

Asia Pacific Economics

Which countries are most exposed to China’s currency devaluation?

China’s decision to let the yuan depreciate last week came for a number of reasons, including being a needed boost for Chinese export industries. But there are two sides to

North America Politics

How disastrous would Trump’s foreign policy be?

Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric has targeted the Iran deal, free trade agreements, and Mexicans. If he was handed the keys to US foreign policy, he would undoubtedly hurt relationships with allies

Finance North America

Global dynamics playing larger role in Fed policymaking

The Federal Reserve has little appetite to make policy based on the economic situation outside of the US, but minutes from its most recent meeting show that it is being

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

Latin America Politics

Failed coup diverts attention from Venezuela’s currency devaluation

An alleged coup attempt on the government of Venezuela and following protests has diverted attention from the most drastic economic decision taken by the Maduro administration—liberalizing the exchange rate regime. On