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Economics Europe Outlook for 2017

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 International

Is the time ripe for a new global reserve currency?

China’s push for the adoption of a super-sovereign reserve currency points to a possible larger role for IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The current international monetary system is a historical

Economics International

Weak currencies do not boost exports, study finds

According to new data from the European Central Bank, and contrary to popular belief, weaker currencies do not boost exports, as many firms cannot react in time to take advantage

Finance International

Private sector debt in EMEs poses risk as US dollar appreciates

A latent risk associated with probable increases in interest rates is the currency composition of debt issued by non-financial corporations in emerging markets. The Fed is expected to begin raising

International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Japanese PM Abe seeks assurances on defence and trade. US Fed to keep rates low but focus on dollar surge. India to deepen influence when Afghan president Ghani visits. ASEAN

Europe Finance

Scotland’s independence could hurt British pound

A referendum on Scotland’s independence, due to be held next week, could see Scotland leaving the union after 300 years of membership. Fiercely contested between the pro-independence campaign of Scotland’s

Economics Latin America

Brazil’s economic downturn provides opportunity for shrewd investors

Brazil’s economy, generally considered one of the safest bets among emerging markets, is on shaky ground. While many investors are fleeing, shrewd investors can take advantage of opportunities at steep discounts.

Finance International

Ruble to spread in global market

Russia is facing many economic problems and has seen its currency, the ruble, drop to record-low levels. Nevertheless, policy makers in Russia and abroad may help to strengthen the Ruble’s

Economics North America

The Myth of the U.S as Petrostate

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson argues that the U.S. will not achieve an export boost from shale gas, as domestic demand is rising faster than production. Christopher is an expert on