Global Risk Insights

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Red tape, revolution, conflict, cronyism – all of these political factors make doing business in the global arena a challenge for even the best prepared companies. The world’s rapidly changing political environment poses significant obstacles, but also great opportunities for today’s business community. Understanding the nexus between politics and business has never been more important. Global Risk Insights provides expert political risk analysis for businesses and investors. Our goal is to help individuals and corporations analyze and understand how global political events are impacting economic & business climates. GRI provides this analysis so our readers can make better informed decisions about their economic activities in every corner of the world. From Washington, DC to Cairo to Beijing, our contributors are global in reach, local in expertise and have experience across the public and private sectors. Our contributors include current and former members of the US intelligence community, the financial sector, NGOs, and the Obama administration. GRI has been widely referenced by leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Business Insider and many more. GRI contributors have been featured speakers at global energy conferences, Reuters Trading Africa forums and the London School of Economics Political Risk Society. We have also produced custom reports, including one for the Kuwaiti Minister of Finance.

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By Robert Ledger The European Commission’s recent action against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the latest in a number of antitrust cases it has brought …

Brexit Leaves Markets In Upheaval; What’s Next For Investors?

World financial markets are reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order.  “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an …

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Vs. FBI: An Open Door Is Not Selective

Though characterized as a request to help unlock only one iPhone belonging to a San Bernardino shooter, there is no doubt that this …

China Faces Rising Risks From Labor Unrest

Labor unrest is on the rise in China, driven by its economic slowdown and rising expectations for wages and labor rights, and exacerbated …

Global Markets in 2016: Four risks to watch out for

By Rami Ayub After an eventful 2015, where we witnessed the first U.S rate hike in 9 years, crude oil dropping to 6 …

An Interim Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Lawrence Katzenstein Since the 12 member states signed the TPP text agreement at the beginning of October we are still within the mandated …

New Congressional Deal Could Bolster Energy Security and Global Influence

By Ante Batovic Abandoning a crude oil exports ban and introducing tax incentives for wind and solar power as part of a Congressional …

Three Trends Set to Shape the Complicated Russian Relationship with Oil and Gas

By Ian Armstrong The status of Russian oil and gas is a factor near the core of many of the world’s most wide-reaching risks …

Crude Troubles in Nigeria Make Oil Investors Weary

With the formation of the Nigerian government still underway, uncertainty over reforms in the oil industry and macroeconomic mismanagement are making investors increasingly …