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The Week Ahead

Japan prepares for snap election amid heightened tensions with North Korea. Catalan parliament declares independence. Major exporters balk at Brexit WTO arrangements. International Contact Group discusses Afghan peace process in Russia. All

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads

Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets.

Economics North America

Predicting the economics of a Trump/Pence administration

Among the many questions that will be asked at this week’s GOP convention is how a Trump/Pence ticket would play out economically. Here, GRI examines what the duo’s first 100 days in office might look like.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to raise rates. WTO meets in Kenya. Mexico announces auction winners. Summit on terrorism financing. Spanish elections’ outcome politically dangerous. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates for

Economics International

EU-China trade hampered by EU divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China that has successfully exploited the EU’s weaknesses. But there is scope for improvement.

Economics International

EU seal case adds new protectionism to WTO

The WTO’s public morality exemption has seldom been employed. However, a recent successful challenge has changed that and may herald a litany of trade restrictions in the near future. Goods,

Latin America Politics

Suriname-Netherlands row downplays economic progress

The Surinamese government recently partnered with Spanish energy firm CEPSA and became a full voting member of the Caribbean Development Bank. However, the Dutch denouncement of the Surinamese executive branch

Economics International

WTO gets back to work, providing trade increase of $1 trillion

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has remained more or less docile for the past 20 years until it passed a critical agreement last Saturday. The agreement shows that the WTO

Economics International

Automotive battle revs up between Russia and the EU

The European Union (EU) is pressing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to take action in the first official complaint against Russia since the country joined the WTO in August 2012.

Economics Latin America

Can Startups Solve Brazil’s Protectionist Problem?

Can promoting startups in Brazil rejuvenate the country’s economic image and kick start the growth that Brasilia is looking for? Brazil’s eagerness to join the international governance club is no