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Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Sri Lanka holds early elections. Bank of England to decide on monetary policy. U.S. to release federal reserve meeting minutes and new employment data. Greek elections threaten financial markets. Deflation pressures China’s

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Israeli central bank to decide on interest rates. New home price data set for release in the United States. American banks to face new liquidity regulations. AirAsia crash creates potential

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

New U.S. consumer sentiment data to keep improving. Central Banks in Armenia and Turkey to deal with rouble and Fed policy. Second round of voting in Greek presidential elections. Tensions

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

What lies ahead for Indonesia’s infrastructure in 2015?

Plans are in place to bolster Indonesian infrastructure in the year ahead, but actions will be needed to make those plans a reality. Guest post by Marius Toime Andrinof  Chaniago,

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to give more precise details on timing of rate change at FOMC meeting on Dec 16-17. Greece announces snap elections for Dec 17, prompting stock drop. Mercosur summit will discuss

Latin America Politics

Will Brazil’s president Rousseff meddle less with economic policy?

In a document prepared for a recent conference organized by JP Morgan, Ms. Rousseff clearly exposes her new groove. Economic orthodoxy is in, experimentalism is out – or so it

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI Weekly Risk Outlook

Putin visits India to reach out on energy, defense. Crude oil reaches new lows as economies thrive on cheap energy. US likely to avoid a repeat of 2013 shutdown. Eurozone ministers

Economics Latin America

Brazil’s populist president names liberal finance minister

Brazilian president Dilma Rouseff has appointed Joachim Levy to new Finance Minister post. But Levy faces many challenges if he is to balance Brazil’s budget. Guest post by Dr. Daniel

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Mario Draghi, ECB President, is likely to broaden QE programme early; US Fed may signal the timing of increasing interest rates in December meeting; Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party expected

Asia Pacific Politics

Protests jeopardise Hong Kong’s leverage with Beijing

Hong Kong protestors demand that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down and for Beijing to allow free elections in 2017. Yet, volatile financial markets undermine some of the city’s leverage with Beijing.