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Investors meet to discuss Brazil woes. Chancellor builds case for UK “In” campaign. Primaries in New York remain decisive. Obama meets with GCC nations. ECB announces rates. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Latin Finance

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East: what’s in store for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran?

The Chinese president’s visits to Riyadh, Cairo, and Tehran signal an expanding role for China in the Middle East. But China’s uncertain economic prospects and antagonism toward Western dominance mean

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Weekly Risk Outlook

US Secretary of State sells Iran deal to the GCC. Ukraine granted second tranche of IMF bailout. GOP candidates struggle with Donald Trump in first Republican debate. Stocks to plunge

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for the GCC?

The recently struck Iranian nuclear deal poses tough questions and considerations for members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, who will work to preserve their influence in the Gulf and broader Middle

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Oman on the path towards economic diversification

Oman and the Gulf are at a crossroads due to falling oil prices, leading to unprecedented economic development and diversification. The IMF predicts that oil export losses in 2015 are

International Politics

E-commerce businesses look to Middle East

The Middle East is reaching the internet in greater numbers every day, and there are high hopes that the region can become the next great e-commerce hub. The market remains

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

India balances energy relationship with the Middle East

As India’s demand for energy and investment continues to increase, the Republic must strike a careful balance in its relationships with its many Middle Eastern trading partners. With over 1.2

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Iran’s return prompts change to Saudi Arabia’s energy strategy

The Iranian nuclear deal poses a major threat to Saudi Arabia’s influence over both the GCC and OPEC, as Gulf nations reestablish relations with Iran. As a result, Saudi has

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Sustainability fears drive water pipeline in the Gulf

Representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states met recently in Kuwait to discuss the construction of a new pipeline in the region. At a projected cost of $10.5 billion for