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Europe Politics

Switzerland split on the refugee issue

While some groups are advocating for stronger commitments to asylum seekers, others, such as the Swiss People’s Party, call for stronger borders. Humanitarian concerns, worries about the economy, and tinges

Europe Politics

Greece’s new government is stable, and pro-bailout

On September 20th, Greeks voted in the latest general elections that were characterized by big questions on the economy and Europe. The results, though somewhat unexpected, point toward a fairly

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

FOMC  September rate decision (finally) arrives. Brazil’s Finance Minister allays fears. Bank of Japan issues rates as QE program struggles. Canadians debate as the country enters recession. Greece heads to polls. All in

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian leaders meet following protests. US economic data could cast shadow over probable rate hike in September. Greece faces IMF repayment deadline. Southern African leaders meet for summit. Japan releases economic data.

Europe Politics

Despite bailout outline, creditor divisions renew the risk of a Grexit

Despite a temporary agreement on July 13th between Greece and the Troika, new divisions for a lasting deal amongst creditors present another risk for Grexit. After seven months of uncertainty

Finance International

Where does bitcoin fit in the currency crisis?

At every turn, Bitcoin supporters say their anonymous cryptocurrency is the solution for countries in currency crisis. Despite its other shortcomings, bitcoin has a use in places like Argentina, but

Europe Politics

Serbia Walking A Fine Line Between Russia and EU

Serbia’s internal challenges coupled with the European Union’s internal problems could undermine efforts to transform Serbia’s economy and boost ties with the West. Western governments and businesses are investing in Serbia

Finance North America

Why Economists and markets disagree on Fed rate hike timing

Economists and the Federal Reserve officials are increasingly resolute that interest rates will rise in 2015, but markets are expecting rates to rise slightly later than they did last quarter.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Despite sanctions, Russia remains global energy player

Sanctions may have damaged the Russian energy sector, but Russian energy diplomacy is still scoring goals and helping Russia to retain its global power status. By seeking out alternative markets

Economics Europe

Bailout backlash: Grexit still not off the table

As the Greek parliament votes to pass its latest bailout deal, does it risk further political backlash from the public, keeping a Grexit on the table? On July 13th,  after