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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Meeting future energy challenges: diversification and policy shifts in the UAE

The global drop in oil prices has left government reserves in jeopardy in multiple nations, wreaking havoc on national budgets as a plethora of oil floods an already oversaturated market.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Iran’s return to oil markets puts additional pressure on oil prices

The end of sanctions is a lifesaver for Iran’s economy, but oil producers will have to bear the additional brunt as new barrels flood the already oil-saturated markets. After seven

Natural resources and energy North America

Forecasts for the state of US shale oil

US shale oil transformed global energy markets over the past decade. But as the first wave of excitement over energy windfalls has passed, the grim reality has kicked in with

Finance International

Global stocks open 2016 in retreat: Are geopolitical worries to blame?

After one of their worst opening weeks in history to start the New Year, world markets are searching for answers among geopolitical events; from North Korean nuclear tests, to Saudi-Iran

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Algeria’s austerity bill sparks protests

Last week Algeria’s ruling party introduced a new finance bill with austerity measures sparking strong protests from opposition parties. This comes just before a crucial time for the ruling party,

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Final U.S. data before Fed meeting. Oil reports project low prices in 2016. Argentine President-elect takes office. US Congress votes on spending bill. Koreas to improve relations. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Last Tranche

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

House votes as Ryan takes speakership. Fed Chair speaks to Congress. South Korean meets with Japanese Premier. Asian, European ministers discuss climate. Energy summit in London. All this in the Weekly Risk

Natural resources and energy North America

How long will the US oil export ban last?

As low oil prices continue to put pressure on US producers, the Obama Administration is in no hurry to abolish the 40 year-old oil export ban. Ever since the US

Economics International

Is it safe to return to emerging market investments?

Emerging market investments across asset classes have suffered a brutal combination of collapsing commodity prices and a strong US dollar this year. Is the bottom near, and where might investors

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia’s leadership faces coming crises

A shifting geopolitical environment in the Middle East and continued low oil prices will present a significant challenge for Saudi Arabia’s leadership. Saudi Arabia is facing financial challenges which, over