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International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Trade ministers join TPP negotiations. UN General assembly continues. US government faces another shutdown. US labor report influences rate hikes. Turkey hosts G20 meeting on energy. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.  

Economics Europe

Five challenges Croatia’s new president ‘Barbie’ faces

Recently elected President of Croatia inherits a country faced with a shrinking economy, unemployment, insufficient education, infrastructure issues and corruption.  With a slim margin, right-wing Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, nicknamed Barbie, won the

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

 ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute. The United States Federal Reserve to maintain its current monetary policy stance while members of the African Union and

Economics North America

How much slack does the U.S. labor market really have?

U.S. labor market slack, the unused part of economic production capacity, is an important economic indicator used by the Federal Reserve to determine forward guidance. The question is how much

Economics North America

Yellen’s first statements chart clear path for Federal Reserve

The new Fed Chairwoman made clear to Congress that her Fed will focus on improving the labor market and being straightforward in its messaging. In her first major appearance since becoming