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International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Americas countries meet in Panama City for OAS summit. Alcoa reports aluminum figures in weak metals market. African currencies prepare themselves for bumpy week. US presidential candidates hint at intentions. Central

Asia Pacific Economics

The Opportunities of China’s “One Belt One Road”

China is stepping up efforts to establish two transcontinental New Silk Roads that connect Asia, Europe, and Africa in trade, development, and culture. While promising economic gains, this new framework

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Mali miss the investment scramble for sub-Saharan Africa?

Violence and political instability threaten Mali’s ability to benefit from increasing foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent weeks have witnessed a spike in violence in Mali between opposing militias, including

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

In search of the next African tech hub

African governments and entrepreneurs are keen to build technology hubs to diversify and boost growth. Still, much work must be done, and a long-term, Africa-centric tech vision is needed. For

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

2015 outlook for core Africa markets positive, says Malick Badjie

GRI sat down with Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, to discuss investment outlook in core African markets for 2015 and beyond. In 2008 when the global recession rocked

Economics Middle East/North Africa

EDA: Morocco overly dependent on trade with Europe

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: Recent trips by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to four African countries, however, suggest a shift in strategy towards African markets. In March 2014, King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Local policies set back East Africa oil and gas projects

East African countries have recently discovered massive hydrocarbon reserves that could turn the area into a major supply region. Unfortunately, national projects might be held up as outdated or nonexistent

Finance International

More emerging economies enter bond markets

Countries across Africa and Latin America have expressed a desire to begin or expand the sale of government bonds. Markets seem willing to take them up on their offer. Interest in the

Economics International

Local retailers have edge in frontier markets

Growing retail markets in Africa and parts of the Middle East carry vast potential for local retailers, if they can manage to break into them. In much of the developing

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Technology joins the fight against poaching

Technology is bringing new options to combat the age-old problem of poaching in Africa. Elephant poaching is on the rise, and the international demand for illegal ivory continues to grow.