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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iran goes to the polls. Trump travels to Saudi Arabia. Swiss vote on energy. Eurozone discusses Greek debt. All in The Week Ahead.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge

Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term.

Economics Natural resources and energy

2016 is the year of cheap renewables, not oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Economic and environmental impacts of the WTO ruling on India’s solar program

The WTO ruled against India on its National Solar Mission, arguing that its domestic contents requirement discriminates against U.S. solar panels. Since 2013, India and the United States have been

Economics Latin America

Trouble in paradise for Barbados?

The underperformance of the economy of Barbados has posed questions about the country’s overall growth prospects. The geographical beauty of Barbados is underpinned by a relatively incorrupt and politically stable

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Taiwan’s energy security in question

Taiwanese citizens and politicians alike are corralling around ideas likely to bring greater energy insecurity to the small island nation. The prospects of renewable energy present an inkling of promise,

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s climate policy hindering future opportunities

The Australian government’s policy towards climate change is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. Is this policy promising to help bolster a fledging economy or is it

International Natural resources and energy

Four opportunities presented by stabilizing oil prices

The past year has been seen oil prices drop to below $50 per barrel. But now that prices seem to be stabilizing, a number of new trends and investment opportunities

Asia Pacific Economics

Despite tariffs, China pushes photovoltaic manufacturing

Despite the new U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on their solar products, Chinese photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers enjoy an enormous domestic market supported by government policies. Meanwhile, Beijing’s industrial upgrading agenda