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Under the Radar: Why China’s war on pollution is good for the metals industry

China announced and implemented aluminium production cuts this year as a result of anti-pollution measures, resulting in a worldwide spike in the metal’s price. Are producers from other countries ready to take advantage of this win-win situation created by China?

Economics Europe

5 reasons Russia’s banking system is heading for trouble

The bailout of two Russian banks will cost the country billions, reduce confidence in its financial system, and may be a sign of more trouble to come.

Economics Latin America

WTO condemns Brazil industrial policy: Brazilian government discusses new subsidies rules

According to the WTO, Brazil’s industrial programs are inconsistent with the international agreements signed by the country.

Economics International

For American business to thrive, bilateral trade deals aren’t enough

As the Trump administration pulls out of multilateral free trade agreements, other world powers are increasingly commiting to them.

Economics International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 10 -16 December

Brexit moves to round two. U.S. Congress heads towards budget battle. German government moves closer to a coalition. Judge calls for arrest of former President Kirchner. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 3 – 9 December

UK reaches Brexit deadline. Brazilian president supports campaign rally. India changes interest rates. US government faces shutdown. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics North America

Trump and the ‘normalisation’ of relations with Cuba

On 8 November, Washington imposed fresh sanctions on Cuba, targeting the tourism and business industries. Is this a return to Cold War politics?

Economics North America

NAFTA e-commerce limits likely to rise, but at what cost?

Proposed changes are inevitable, but could put many traditional retailers out of business, creating a complex political decision for NAFTA leaders.

Debate Corner Economics Europe

Will EU divisions delay Nord Stream 2?

A recent proposal from the European Commission to amend gas market regulations seems targeted at Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Europe is increasingly divided on the benefits of the project. GRI asks: Will Russia’s economic ambitions be stymied by European opposition?

Economics Europe Natural resources and energy

EU divisions and US sanctions to delay Nord Stream 2

Under pressure from US sanctions, legislation in Denmark, and weakening support in Germany, Nord Stream 2 will likely be significantly delayed.