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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

Brexit Europe Politics

Brexit: a political earthquake in the UK

Brexit vote leads to enhanced uncertainty among British political parties as all formation scramble to enact new policies and formulate future positions

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

British politics brace for Brexit fallout. EU leaders discuss post-Brexit steps. Australia heads to the polls. European and US central bankers meet. All in The Week Ahead. Brexit fallout continues

International Natural resources and energy

Oil outlook for 2015

“Best two days in 3 years,” read a headline closing the final week before Christmas, an early gift for US equity traders – tonic enough for most to wash down the

Europe Politics

Scotland’s ‘no’ answers one question but raises others

Scotland voted to stay in the UK, but there is still debate over how devolution will play out. In the early hours of September 18th, many were relieved as Scotland voted to

Europe Politics

Scottish referendum: ‘Keep calm and carry on’

The Scottish referendum for independence on September 18th has led Westminster to promise greater decision-making power to Scotland if they vote no. Scottish independence could set a precedent for other separatist

Europe Finance

Scotland’s independence could hurt British pound

A referendum on Scotland’s independence, due to be held next week, could see Scotland leaving the union after 300 years of membership. Fiercely contested between the pro-independence campaign of Scotland’s

Economics South and Central Asia

India’s domestic whiskey industry difficult to tap

India remains the world’s largest consumer of whiskey, an industry worth about $10 billion. Foreign whiskey brands, however, have struggled to capture the market due to a complicated federal tax structure, high import duties and

Economics Europe

Would a ‘Yes Vote’ deny Scotland EU membership?

EU member states with their own separatist movements may balk at allowing an independent Scotland to join the EU, which would have major implications for trade and universities. EU Commission

Europe Finance

Without the pound, independent Scotland has more questions to answer

In ruling out the possibility of a shared Pound, the UK Parliament created a great deal of uncertainty for how financial markets will operate in an independent Scotland. It is