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Latin America Politics

The Question of Latin America and OECD Membership

Middile-income Latin American countries face different challenges than their Western counterparts. Does OECD membership still make sense for these nations?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China and U.S. discuss policy. U.S. primaries close. World Bank releases growth projections. Brazil’s central bank to maintain rates. EU ministers meet.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Economics International

Economic impact of natural disasters

Risk analysis may be falling short with regard to natural disasters. While the management of political challenges has charged ahead in both the private and public sectors, comparable services regarding

Asia Pacific Politics

Panama Papers lay bare China’s corruption, environmental woes

Fallout from the Panama Papers has landed in China, casting doubt on anti-corruption efforts and pledges for greater environmental stewardship.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brexit debate begins. IMF delivers economic outlook. Bank of England sets rates. Democratic candidates debate. China figures highlight slowing. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Brexit debate kicks into high

Power Brokers South and Central Asia

Nursultan Nazarbayev: bettering business in a rough economy

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan shows great promise in its positive economic impact, in large part due to the leadership and strategy of

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

Finance International

A primer on political risk insurance

The political risk insurance industry is a $2 trillion industry. What does it do, who are the major players, and how is the industry responding to a looming global economic

Economics Europe

Greece faces new unrest over pension reforms

As part of its third bail-out package in summer 2015, the Greek government agreed to reduce its large – and growing – burden of state pensions. The proposed reforms, however,