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Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

5 energy problems confronting India

India is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer. Its energy needs continue to increase, but national energy shortages and an inadequate energy infrastructure could perpetuate national energy poverty. On March

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Under-the-radar growth increases in southern Africa

Southern African countries will be rapidly growing emerging markets in the near future. The combination of growing political stability and an expanding middle class of consumers makes the region an

Economics International

US taper puts pressure on emerging markets

The Federal Reserve’s decision in January to continue reducing the pace of asset purchases has put emerging markets in a bind. At the end of January, the Federal Reserve decided

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Despite India’s uncertain economy, solar energy is a good bet

While things seem to have turned around in the last couple of months, in 2013 India’s economy grew at its slowest rate – around 5% – in over a decade. However,

Politics South and Central Asia

Resumed trade means hope for India-Pakistan relations

Guest analyst Dr. Kiran Hassan discusses the strained trade relations India and Pakistan have endured since the partition. India’s scheduled elections later this year and thawing political relations could help

Politics South and Central Asia

5 key takeaways from state elections in India

On December 8, 2013 citizens of India voted in state elections in five states: Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram. Here are 5 insights into what elections might mean.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

India moves on long-term plans for Arctic investment

This year, India experienced economic turmoil that highlighted several obstacles to long-term growth. The rupee crash and slowed economic growth have led some to question whether the world’s largest democracy can

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Asia-Gulf trade is rebuilding the Silk Road

Trade relations between East Asia and the Gulf are improving as the Silk Road is rebuilt, and comparative advantages become ready to be reaped. Yet, political and cultural differences make

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Indian investment in Africa challenges China

As domestic growth slows, India is looking to investment in Africa. However, China has the same idea, as New Delhi bumps up against Beijing in the region. Recent economic news

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