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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

French elections slide into uncertainty. US rate hike likely. China GDP goal release. US administration dogged by Russian scandal. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics North America

Immigrants: an economic necessity in the US

Immigrants have always been vital for economic growth – and this isn’t going to change. Trump’s policy has negative implications for all aspects of society.

Asia Pacific Politics

Manila’s “Duterte Harry”: Should investors be worried?

While investors appear confident in Rodrigo Duterte’s national project will his drug vendetta affect the Philippines’ economic prospects over the long term?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Aung San Suu Kyi conducts peace talks. U.S political incumbents have the edge. Canada releases 2nd quarter GDP figures. Central Bank of Brazil eyes status quo. Japan, South Korea and Russia discuss relations.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa prepared for a potential Zika outbreak?

The risks of contracting Zika are much less severe than Ebola. Still, a potential outbreak could hugely impact African economies and the tourism industry.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China and U.S. discuss policy. U.S. primaries close. World Bank releases growth projections. Brazil’s central bank to maintain rates. EU ministers meet.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Asia Pacific Economics

Is China really in decline? Unpacking China’s economic figures

Recent events have raised an alarm that China might be going into a decline. However, when you unpack the data, the signs become more reassuring for the Chinese economy. 2015

Asia Pacific Economics

US seeks closer ASEAN ties, spelling conflict with China

President Obama stressed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN during a recent leaders summit in California. Deeper engagement over economic growth and regional security will be good news for investors,

International Politics

GRI’s 2015 year in risk review

The year 2015 very much seemed to be a year of transition (and not generally for the better), filled with many surprises. The staying power of the Islamic State Perhaps