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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Uncertainty hits the oil markets. Tensions heat up between Scotland and Westminster. Corruption scandal in Brazil hits dozens across the political spectrum. All in The Week Ahead.  Time to look at oil markets

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Yellen speaks. BoJ discusses rates. EU-Ukraine Association meets. Russia releases economic figures. Electoral College votes.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy is crumbling under the burden of corruption and low oil prices

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

After Al-Naimi: Mirage and reality

Ali Al-Naimi’s dismissal marks a pivotal moment in the history of Saudi Arabia and global oil markets.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The Philippines goes to the polls. Russia and the West continue negotiations over Ukraine. Brazil closes in on impeachment proceedings. Key conferences take place in the Middle East and Latin America. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Low oil prices signal need for reform in Algeria

With energy forecasts projecting low oil prices as a likely fixture the medium-term, Algeria must either embrace reform, or risk national and social crisis.

Economics Latin America

Rousseff’s impeachment alone would not fix Brazil’s economic woes

The biggest party in the governing coalition abandoned President Dilma Rousseff last week, increasing the likelihood that the leader of Latin America’s biggest country will be impeached and opening up