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Economics International

10 countries most improved in “Ease of Doing Business”

The top ten list of most improved countries in the new Ease of Doing Business report from the World Bank includes some surprising members. The World Bank has just put

International Security

Key takeaways from U.S Special Ops in Libya and Somalia

The Special Forces raids conducted by the U.S. military over two weeks ago in Libya and Somalia have generated a lot of buzz about the implications they will have for

Economics International

IMF predicts a world economy in transition

GRI looks into the IMF’s predictions on the global economy, with a focus on the organization’s prognostication of a world market in transition. State of the world economy In the

International Natural resources and energy

Forget finance: Agribusiness risks could reap greater rewards

The agribusiness sector offers investors greater risks and rewards than the financial sector: take a look for yourself. Imagine a decentralized global industry, historically important to the political and economic

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.

International Politics

Are rights abuses behind Gambia’s Commonwealth exit?

Gambia’s exit from the Commonwealth has – Gambia’s accusation of neo-colonialism aside – raised question as to whether rights abuses drove Gambia to exit. Last week, the Gambia withdrew from

Finance International

Brazil and Turkey: The Party is Over

The world held its breath on September 18th. Would Ben Bernanke taper? Investors around the globe breathed a sigh of relief when he postponed slowing down the Fed’s bond buying

International Natural resources and energy

Risky Business: Addressing Agriculture Supply Chains

A study published in 2011 by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City stated: Strong global food demand and robust biofuels markets have strained the current production capabilities of global

International Security

How Al Qaeda is Losing the Battle for Hearts and Minds

With the death of Omar Hammami, an Alabama-born Somali militant, Al Qaeda recruitment efforts in the West are a diminishing security threat. On September 12th, Omar Hammami, an Alabama-born al-Shabaab

Finance International

A Secret for Success: Understanding Risk Management

If the state of risk analysis could stand some improvement, what does that say about risk management?  The point is, flawed risk analysis leads to poor risk management: garbage in,