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China Economics

Pressure Mounting on China’s Services Sector

China’s services sector has been instrumental in maintaining its economic growth as its low quality manufacturing advantages erode. Even so, signs of mounting pressure on the sector are becoming apparent.

Economics North America

The modern worker’s dilemma: why are wages falling?

With U.S. economic growth strong and unemployment low, policymakers and economists alike are asking themselves: Why are wages falling?

Finance Latin America

Price-fixing can only worsen the crisis in Venezuela

The government, instead of forming an exit strategy from the humanitarian crisis, is forcing supermarkets and manufacturers to cut prices at severe losses.

Economics North America Technology and infrastructure

Can U.S. manufacturing really become great again?

Donald Trump promised to revive U.S manufacturing. If these jobs return, and there is no guarantee they will, then certain key factors must be addressed.

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trade and Trump: the US economy in 2017

From China to TPP, Trump has vowed to put America first. In this debate, GRI asked two of its top experts: Will Trump’s protectionist stance help or hurt the US economy?

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

How Aliko Dangote became the builder of modern Africa

In a continent where few billionaires venture into manufacturing, Dangote, the continent’s richest man, has seized the mantle as Africa’s industrializer.

Economics Europe

A Franc Discussion: Switzerland’s currency troubles

The Swiss National Bank is faced with an overheating currency and slumping economy following the decision to abandon the currency exchange rate cap on the Euro. Uncertainty in the EU

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

North America Politics

US-Cuba thaw has a long road ahead

President Obama’s decision to re-establish relations with Cuba this week will yield a short-term uptick in bilateral trade, but realization of long-term investment opportunities remain some ways off. Wednesday’s bombshell that

Economics South and Central Asia

Modi’s Make in India campaign requires extensive reform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set his sights on the domestic economy. Yet, his Make in India campaign will only be successful if built on structural reform especially in labour