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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Madagascar seeks tourism renaissance to boost economy

After five years of political crisis, Madagascar’s economy remains sluggish. The government is hoping to restart the economy by boosting tourism and private investments. With important natural resources and rich

Economics Latin America

Brazilian exporters seek boost after Petrobras scandal

The economical and political tsunami that struck the Brazilian economy after the Petrobras scandal might be starting to lose strength with the tight new measures that Dilma Rousseff’s administration is

Economics Latin America

Can a charter city make Honduras prosperous?

Investors around the world follow Honduras leading a new Charter City project. Yet, citizen discontent threatens the project with political instability. The second poorest country in Central America, Honduras faces

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

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian inflation is on the rise with the potential for broad economic consequences. South Korea appears headed toward more accommodative monetary policy. Greece faces a possible credit downgrade as political turmoil continues.

Politics South and Central Asia

Sri Lanka polls see a new dawn

Sri Lanka’s elections usher in an unexpected change in leadership, but the new government will be faced with a variety of political and economic challenges.  President Mahinda Rajapakse was dislodged after a decade

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

Europe Politics

Why Political Parties in Opposition Will Never Embrace Austerity

This article hence proposes two major reasons to account for such a trend – unpopularity and inaccessibility of the austerity measures, dynamics of political parties during elections. “The President’s great