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International Natural resources and energy

Saudi-Russian deal not a quick fix for the oil crisis

The recent deal struck between Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to prop up oil prices by freezing production levels at January levels might have a psychological effect on oil

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

For Nigeria and Angola, the prospect of international loans offers a mixed blessing

With Nigeria and Angola seeking international loans to help ease their oil pain, investors are hoping that any loans will lead to a revision of their worrisome economic policies.  With

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa, not the Middle East, has seen the sharpest uptick in terrorism

With Nigeria’s Boko Haram overtaking ISIS as the world’s deadliest terrorist organization, and with three out of five of the world’s most lethal terror groups operating in Africa, the beleaguered

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Crude oil prices could detract from short-term security in Nigeria

 An economic slowdown due to a decrease in oil revenues in 2016 could contribute to a deteriorating security situation in Nigeria, causing investor apprehension to rise. This article examines the

International Natural resources and energy

2016: Top five trends in oil markets

The oil industry is facing another tough year ahead. Here are five top trends that will dominate the oil markets in 2016. Oil glut will continue well into 2016 The

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa in 2016: Winners and Losers in the New Year

Having weathered a torrid 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa faces another trying year financially. GRI considers who will be the main winners and losers in Africa in 2016. Plunging commodity prices and

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Russia’s push to Africa: Cooperation or competition?

As Russia continues its fight against Syrian elements, it has begun to engage more globally in the fight against terrorism, including Boko Haram. In the wake of the recent ISIS-led

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Eurobonds: Africa’s new patronage machine

Eurobonds have become popular financial solutions to Africa’s economic woes. However, their increased popularity may in fact result in increased risks for both lenders and borrowers. Eurobonds remain increasingly popular

International Natural resources and energy

OPEC likely to continue price war

The OPEC’s December meeting might cause more stir than usual, as the period of low oil prices enters its 18th month with no visible signs of changes in sight, and

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Hollande makes case for alliance. Fed close to rate hike. Nigeria sets rates. Brazil makes major energy sale. Americans ready for biggest shopping day of the year. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. French