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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola Enjoys Post-War FDI Boom

As Angola diversifies its economy, more countries – such as France – are reinforcing bilateral ties to exploit Luanda’s exceptional economic potential. But falling oil prices are undermining the Angolan

International Natural resources and energy

OPEC losing its ability to set global oil prices

The June OPEC meeting should not bring too many surprises, as the cartel’s unofficial leader, Saudi Arabia, will not support production cuts in order to boost falling prices, but will

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Not just a proxy war: Yemen’s strategic importance

Yemen is a relatively small, poor, and remote country. However, recent airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition against the advancing Houthi rebels have highlighted the strategic importance of this country.  When

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Petrobras releases audited financials. EU prepares Google antitrust case. US Senate considers new legislation. Eurozone and Greece get ready for Riga meeting. Oil companies and associated government officials meet to

International Natural resources and energy

Despite Iran deal, price war will dominate 2015 oil markets

Regardless of the final outcome of Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations, the coming months will see a continuing price war between OPEC producers and the shrinking US shale sector. The recent agreement

Economics North America

Number of pieces increasing in Fed rate hike puzzle

Inflation and unemployment are no longer the only big issues for the US Fed to consider in deciding when to raise interest rates. Oil prices and the strong dollar, among other

International Natural resources and energy

Five countries most affected by the oil price crash

Since June 2014, global oil prices have dropped by more than 50%. The drop could strongly affect the economic and political stability of these five oil exporting countries. Oil prices

Economics Latin America

Pacific Alliance “Health Check” after CELAC summit

The Pacific Alliance economies will likely face slower growth in 2015, requiring the trade bloc to seek partnerships in India and East Asia as well as stronger relations with the

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

Economics Europe

Russia unveils anti-crisis plan to rescue its economy

In response to Standard and Poor’s downgrade of Russia’s credit rating to junk, the government has adopted a $35 billion anti-crisis plan. However, the document is ambiguous and the measures