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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

U.S. presidential campaigns diverge. South Africa’s politics in flux. Japanese growth in question. Britain releases inflation growth. Spanish political stalemate ends. All in The Week Ahead.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Olympics kick off. BoE sets rates. US election shifts into high gear. Muslim leaders meet. South Africa votes. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Deadly clashes in South Africa highlight ANC failure

South Africa is suffering from a wave of violence that highlights widespread dissatisfaction in the country’s leadership and their economic stewardship.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zuma is a liability to ANC and South Africa

Ensuing and ever-deepening crises surrounding South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma are testing the resilience of the young democracy’s institutions.

Economics South and Central Asia

BRICS bring little opportunity to India

While the BRICS were once lauded as a group of emerging economic prestige, recent economic problems within member states suggest that India can find better opportunity elsewhere. At a recent

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

South African Minister presents budget. Fed delivers speech. Ireland holds general election. Iran holds parliamentary elections. Dems vote in South Carolina, the GOP in Nevada. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. South African

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Forecasting China’s nuclear industry growth in 2016

Despite appearing poised to miss key nuclear industry goals throughout the majority of 2015, a late-December push from Beijing towards significant expansion suggests that China’s nuclear industry is positioned for notable

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

New Hampshire holds primary. Obama sends budget to Congress. NATO Ministers meet. Google execs appear before UK Parliament. South African President releases address. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. New Hampshire holds nation’s first primary,

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