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Finance Middle East/North Africa

Côte d’Ivoire should no longer be overlooked in the market

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Eyes on China and US data. The ECB and Bank of Japan talk rates. California votes on cap and trade. Investments in Iran safe for now. All in The Week Ahead.

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