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Europe Natural resources and energy

Can the UK’s Green Investment Bank inspire the global community?

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is leading the world in funding innovative solutions and setting the UK at the forefront of the next generation of energy infrastructure. Can the GIB

Europe Politics

Is the ‘Brexit’ scenario all talk?

While independence from the EU made for a good Conservative party campaign promise, the uncertainty and economic harm of a British exit, or ‘Brexit,” make the scenario unlikely.  On May

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Queen Elizabeth II sets Parliamentary agenda. The G7 meet in Dresden to economic developments and trade. The UN attempts peace talks to stave off Sunni-Shi’a proxy fighting. Brazilian GDP report

Economics International

Implications of the secular stagnation debate

Bernanke and Summers debate about secular stagnation as American and EU monetary policies diverge, testing their hypotheses. Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is finally speaking out on

International Natural resources and energy

Falkland Islands status reignites UK-Argentina tensions

UK-Argentine tensions have risen as London plans to bolster military presence in the South Atlantic. British energy discoveries in the region and intelligence leaks are heating up the dispute over the

International Natural resources and energy

Illegal sand mining threatens the global construction boom

It sounds like a paradox, but the world is running out of sand – the type of sand that keeps the current global construction boom alive. Sand has become so scarce

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s monetary and exchange rate problems increase with reform

The recent cuts in Chinese interest rates underline the economic headaches that China is facing. Between long-term reforms and short-term weakening, there appears to be no easy solution for China’s monetary policy.

Europe Finance

Britain wins ECB battle, but has it won the war?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) granted the UK an important victory against the European Central Bank (ECB) on March 4, with a ruling that prevents the central bank from limiting

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

President Jammeh stays in power despite Gambian coup attempt

President Jammeh came to power through a military coup in 1994 and has maintained control of Gambia through state coercion and force, thus engendering a culture of silence among its

Economics Europe

Struggling European economies contend with brain drain

Fuelled by debt crises, a lack of job prospects in several European countries is causing the highly educated to seek work elsewhere. This brain drain only further hamstrings struggling economies and leads to influxes of