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Argentina’s U-Turn Faces Challenges Ahead

Argentina’s U-Turn Faces Challenges Ahead

Argentina’s economic policy change has been in line with market expectations so far. However, the country will not be able to avoid the adjustment process resulting from Macri's aggressive reform agenda.

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Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Iowa Caucuses open. Argentina to introduce settlement offer. U.S. economy slows. Nations of TPP sign pact. Peace efforts in Syria continue. All in this Week's Risk Outlook.

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Going Backwards: The Crisis in Venezuela

Going Backwards: The Crisis in Venezuela

Chavez’s 21st century socialism has failed, pushing Venezuela to the brink of a major humanitarian crisis.

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Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

ECB speech after signals of new stimulus. Iranian President travels to Europe. Bank of England officials testify. Conferences highlight oil price collapse. Bank of Japan surprise with policy shift. All in the week's risk outlook.

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The Recession In Latin America Will Transform Its Geopolitics

The Recession In Latin America Will Transform Its Geopolitics

Latin America will suffer a recession this year. This will not only have economic consequences for the next three years, but also transform Latin American politics, ending a decade-long division.

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How Will The Saudi-Iranian Conflict Affect Oil Markets?

How Will The Saudi-Iranian Conflict Affect Oil Markets?

The recent Saudi-Iranian clash is unlikely to affect oil markets for now, but the redistribution of political power between Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the US disengagement from the Middle East might have long-term consequences for the region’s stability and global oil supply trends.

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Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Obama delivers last SOTU. Paris hosts monetary policy conference. Economic development explored in Latin America. EU commission begins investigation. Former comedian becomes president.

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