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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders continue reunification talks. Japanese Premier meets with Argentine President to improve economic ties. OPEC meets to discuss oil deal. German right-leaning parties flesh out their future.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela teeters towards constitutional crisis following election delays and calls for impeachment. Strong U.S. growth data may buoy Democrats heading into final election stretch. EU growth may expand as trade hurtles are

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Latin American central banks come together. General Assembly opens. BoJ addresses policy. Federal Reserve maintains rates.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters bond markets. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Upgrading the Suez Canal: Egypt’s trade gamble

The continuing upgrades of Egypt’s Suez Canal may yield long-term benefits for Egypt in the form of increased trade. However, significant political and economic risks remain in the short-term that

Asia Pacific Politics

Tsai’s dynasty: Taiwan’s new approach to China

After eight years of a pro-China administration, Taiwan, the only Chinese-speaking democracy on earth, has elected the pro-independence Tsai Ing-wen. Some fear this will put to question eight years of

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rising instability in Ethiopia could impact markets

Ethiopia is experiencing increased levels of instability, calling into question the notion that Ethiopia is ‘rising’, but such issues are unlikely to have an adverse impact on the economy in

Middle East/North Africa Security

Weapons exports fuel instability in the MENA region

In its latest report, Amnesty International (AI) details the proliferation of small arms and heavy weaponry in the MENA region through the poorly regulated sale of advanced weapons to fragile

Asia Pacific Politics

India and China vie for the Maldives

China’s increased engagement with the Maldives has fed into New Delhi’s concerns over China’s rising profile in the Indian Ocean. They say that there are three sides to every story;

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenyatta tackles corruption in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently reshuffled his cabinet in an effort to root out corruption in Kenya. Nonetheless, corruption risks will remain a problem for investors while political and economic fortunes