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Atlantic divergence in monetary policy as US economy outpaces EU

Over a longer horizon, a greater focus on domestic conditions means that the Fed may start raising rates from record lows well before European central banks.

Economics Finance

A political risk revolution: Social & regime risk

Geopolitical trends and local incidents push corporate risk managers to adopt modern mitigation measures to respond to political risk.

Europe Finance

Brexit leaves markets in upheaval

As Leave triumphs in Brexit vote, world financial markets are left reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique on course for default

After the revelation of hidden debts, the IMF has suspended its emergency aid to Mozambique, and the country is now on course for defaulting on its national debt.

Finance North America

Previewing the Fed minutes: A slowing forecast for U.S. interest rates

Without a single U.S. interest rate increase thus far in 2016, earlier forecasts predicting steadily climbing rates now appear unlikely to materialize. What shape will the revised rate hike trajectory take?

Europe Finance

Scrapping the €500 bill highlights ECB-Berlin policy rift

The decision to scrap the €500 bill increases the risk of tensions between the ECB and Berlin and highlights both actors diverging policy interests.

Finance International

The Panama Papers: Risks and opportunities

Fallout from the Panama Papers began the moment the 11.5 million financial and legal documents were leaked from offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Issues of tax evasion and havens, secrecy

Finance Politics

The Panama Papers: Shadow networks and how they operate

The revelation by the Panama Papers that some of the world’s rich and powerful hide money and assets abroad is not a new one. The extent to which they do

Finance North America

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Assessing candidates’ tax reform plans

With only months left in the presidential nominating contests for both U.S. political parties, the pool of candidates is down to five. All remaining candidates bring unique tax reform plans to the

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa’s investment climate even riskier now

As the country’s woes continue, a new investment framework may make things even more difficult for investors in South Africa.   Considered a darling among investors in Sub-Saharan Africa not