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Latin America Politics

Why is the international community not intervening in Venezuela?

External intervention in Venezuela is not on the table and the international community favours an internal solution, regardless of how difficult it may be.

Outlook for 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Angola pay back holders of its foreign currency debt?

Recently, Angola has experienced political and economic turbulence revealing concerning red flags for investors. Here are 5 indicators to watch.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Russia and China continue to forge energy ties

The Russian pivot to Asia continues with a $2.2. billion deal between energy giant Gazprom and the Chinese National Bank. The loan will help the Russian natural gas monopolist to

Asia Pacific Security

Japan’s Southeast Asia charm offensive

Japan has increasingly enhanced its cooperation with Southeast Asian states in a bid to counter China’s growing regional influence. Regional states will benefit from this, so long as they can

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Emergency summit in Brussels could be Greece’s last chance at resolving its debt. European foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine. Political scandal in Brazil hits U.S. courts. EU leaders meet to discuss migration

Asia Pacific Economics

Why the U.S. should support the AIIB

While many fear China’s rise and emerging power in international institutions, the AIIB represents a unique opportunity for the United States. While it’s currently difficult to predict the impact of

Asia Pacific Finance

China: Lender of first (and last) resort

Contemporary political analysis, though firmly focused on the yet to be created AIIB, should be equally as focused on the poorly covered Chinese bilateral lending relationships that already exist. China’s

Finance International

Risk management should span the company

Experience shows risk management can be pushed down from top levels to involve front-line staff. Because risk and uncertainty are often too complex for centralized systems to manage, it should