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Economics Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further  in wake of disinflationary pressures. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold until government reveals budget details, and Brazilian economy continues

International Natural resources and energy

Low oil prices bring instability to the global oil sector

A pro-longed period of low oil prices could have long-term consequences for the future of the oil industry and geopolitical stability of some oil exporting countries. Falling oil prices can be

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 Middle East/North Africa

Will ‘Economic Cities’ bring diversity to Saudi Arabia?

The Saudi government hopes new special economic zones can spur foreign investment and lessen the Kingdom’s reliance on oil. Regulatory reforms are needed, however, to convince foreign firms that Saudi

Middle East/North Africa Security

Middle East defense spending fuels security dilemma

Middle East countries are expanding defense budgets at a rapid rate. Between 2014 and 2020, MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. While investment in

International Politics

Top 5 political risks in 2015

From Russian recession and falling oil prices to emerging market reform and divided responses to Islamic State, five areas will define political risk in 2015. One year ago today, the

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Argentina’s uncertain energy future

Despite natural resource potential and recent policy changes to encourage investment, Argentina faces challenges in the energy sector as global oil prices are low, investor confidence remains shaky and neighboring

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

2015 outlook for core Africa markets positive, says Malick Badjie

GRI sat down with Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, to discuss investment outlook in core African markets for 2015 and beyond. In 2008 when the global recession rocked

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Latin America’s oil winners and losers

The recent fall in international oil prices will provide oil-importing countries in Latin America with an economic bonus, while oil exporters will suffer, both economically and politically. The chances of

International Natural resources and energy

Three perspectives on falling oil prices

Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the US will feel the effects of oil prices in radically different ways. It would be logical to think that the emergence of ISIL would have