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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.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

After the strongman: What’s next for Angola?

After nearly forty years of one-man-rule, Angola faces a much-anticipated political succession. For nearly four decades the fortunes of Angola, Africa’s third largest economy, have been decided by one man.

Economics Latin America

Does Argentina’s return to capital markets signal change?

Argentina recently issued sovereign bonds, re-entering capital markets. The past proclivity to economic turmoil suggests that stability remains elusive.

Europe Politics

Renewed Greek bailout talks imply Europe-wide ramifications

The next review of the Greek bailout agreement will be pivotal for Syriza and the European Union. Participation of the IMF is at risk, and with it the prospect of debt relief for Athens.

Latin America Politics

After Rousseff impeachment vote, what’s next for Brazil?

What’s in store for Rousseff? And, more importantly, how will this debacle affect South America’s largest economy?

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Low oil prices signal need for reform in Algeria

With energy forecasts projecting low oil prices as a likely fixture the medium-term, Algeria must either embrace reform, or risk national and social crisis.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brexit debate begins. IMF delivers economic outlook. Bank of England sets rates. Democratic candidates debate. China figures highlight slowing. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Brexit debate kicks into high

Economics International

G20 Shanghai meeting previews troubles for September summit

The IMF’s coordination plea fell on deaf ears as finance ministers from the 20 largest economies failed to agree on a strategy for growth. Last week, G20 finance ministers and

Economics Latin America

Can Mexico reclaim its title as Latin America’s economic powerhouse?

With Mexico outperforming Latin America’s other major economies, the continent’s second-largest economy looks set to take a leading role once again. Latin America has seen brighter days. The latest figures released

Europe Politics

Political developments in Ukraine raise risk of instability

Recent developments do not bode well for Ukraine’s political stability and conflict resolution efforts. Following an ease of violence lasting several months, fighting has once again shot up in eastern