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A New Cold War?

The Russia-Ukraine conflict this year and the celebrations over the weekend marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall have rekindled memories of the Cold War. Many are asking...

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Oil Prices Could Fall To USD60 Per Barrel

Brent crude oil prices have tentatively broken below USD90/bbl, alongside continued weakness in equity markets and US dollar strength. We believe that a move to USD60/bbl is possible within the next...

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Global Risks Coming To A Head In 2017

Although it is still more than two years away, it seems clear to us that 2017 will be a politically important year, due to the busy schedule of events in key countries. United States' Next President...

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Global Markets Update: US Dollar Surging

The US dollar continued on its hot streak this week, with a ninth consecutive weekly rise in the DXY dollar index marking the longest sustained period of uninterrupted appreciation since 1997. We...

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Emerging Markets Update

Below is a selection of emerging markets-focused stories from our online service and weekly Emerging Markets Monitor publication:   CEE: Government Spending Unable To Halt Slowdown Government...

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Obama's Foreign Policy 'Tetralemma'

US President Barack Obama's administration faces a major 'tetralemma' in terms of prioritising its foreign policy challenges. The four main geopolitical challenges for the US are (in west to east...

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