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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

Economics International

Are the BRICS crumbling?

Following the recent move by Goldman Sachs in closing its BRICS fund, the future of this economic A-team seems uncertain. What does the future hold for the BRICS? And can

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Migrants cost Africa billions in lost human capital

About 55,000 migrants are believed to be smuggled from across Africa into Europe annually. While Europe benefits, human capital flight of both unskilled and highly skilled workers accounts for substantial

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Democracy in Africa: Challenges ahead as elections draw near

In the next months, a number of African nations will be going to the polls as current leaders reach their term limits. Over the last two decades, Africa has seen

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Policy uncertainty stunts growth in South Africa

Exogenous developments such as a slowing Chinese economy and potential rising US interest rates mean emerging markets like South Africa are set for a turbulent period. The post-2008 financial crisis

Economics International

Is it safe to return to emerging market investments?

Emerging market investments across asset classes have suffered a brutal combination of collapsing commodity prices and a strong US dollar this year. Is the bottom near, and where might investors