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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 North America

Number of pieces increasing in Fed rate hike puzzle

Inflation and unemployment are no longer the only big issues for the US Fed to consider in deciding when to raise interest rates. Oil prices and the strong dollar, among other

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Japans structural reform blocked by vested interests?

Abe’s recent re-election will bring continued commitment to reform and economic restructuring. However, domestic interest groups and economic stagnation continues to pose serious challenges. Japan is the world’s third largest

Economics Latin America

Argentina cries for openness and foreign investment

For the last three years, Argentina has banned access to currency exchange for individuals and companies based in the country. While this ban started as a way to discourage use

Finance Latin America

Recession ahead for Brazil?

With fiscal adjustment in progress, Brazil’s new Finance Minister announces a trimester of negative growth. However, adverse conditions in the international economy and a severe energy crisis raise concerns over

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s elections are expected to be highly contentious

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate

Economics Europe

Russia’s recession could hurt European trading partners

The beginning of 2015 in Russia was marked by further depreciation of the ruble, burgeoning inflation, and withdrawal of some more MNCs from its market. Experts no longer doubt that

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.

Latin America Politics

Crackdown continues as Maduro’s approval declines

On 3 December, Maria Corina Machiado was given notice that she will face criminal charges for her alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. Adding to the

Economics North America

Will low oil prices affect the US Fed’s decisions?

Falling oil prices are the newest wrench in the Fed’s decision making, but the effect might seem counter-intuitive. Since the Fed’s last meeting in October, oil prices have fallen 25%. With