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Economics Finance

Trust is in short supply in recent years. What does that mean for investors?

New data suggests plummeting levels of trust worldwide in many governmental and private institutions, with far-reaching international consequences.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Peru’s president faces reality. MSCI announces redesignation. Spain readies for elections. Kenyan opposition marches. Economic Forum shows political shifts.

Economics South and Central Asia

Lessons from Davos: Why bridging global education gaps is crucial for the economy

While technological innovation holds vast potential for human progress, it can also exacerbate one of our greatest unresolved challenges: The widening gap in opportunity for the millions of children who

Economics International

4 key takeaways from Davos: Mastering the 4th Industrial Revolution

The 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland took place last week and brought a gaggle of high-powered figures together to discuss current global challenges. Among its 2,500

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Davos hosts World Economic Forum. Polish and EU leaders meet after EU starts investigation. China releases GDP figures. Brazil ponders raising interest rates. ECB makes first interest rate decision of

Europe Politics

Anti-corruption Day, December 9th: Insights into Romania

One of the most active countries in terms of anti-corruption right now is Romania, following the recent events that led the Prime Minister to resign following accusations of corruption, money

Europe Politics

Switzerland moves right following parliamentary elections

The people of Switzerland cast their vote on a new parliament with massive support for the anti-immigration SVP. Conservative parties now cover about half of the lower house’s seats. The

Asia Pacific Economics

Thailand and the TPP: Exports at Risk

What will the recently-struck TPP agreement mean for Thailand? With a final agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership reached and ratification at the national level pending, concerns over lost competitiveness

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Unpacking the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa: Key opportunities for investors

While the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town in June 2015 attracted many business leaders, African heads of state were noticeably absent. Still, business leaders were upbeat about

International Natural resources and energy

Oil sector expected to reduce investment in new projects

Despite the overall benefits for the global economy, the prolonged period of low oil prices is likely to reduce investment in new oil projects, raising the potential for economic and political