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.

How QE Is Harming Europe’s Pensions And Growth

“To do whatever it takes” was Mario Draghi’s mantra in the summer of 2012 in his quest to keep the euro from falling …

How Long Will The US Crude Oil Export Ban Last?

By Ante Batovic, As low oil prices continue to put pressure on US producers, the Obama Administration is in no hurry to abolish the …

Weekly Risk Outlook

By GRI analyst Brian Daigle President Xi Pays First Official Visit to the United States On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin his …

OPEC Losing its Ability to Set Global Oil Prices

The June OPEC meeting should not bring too many surprises, as the cartel’s unofficial leader, Saudi Arabia, will not support production cuts in …

Mexico’s Low Oil, Low Growth Environment

Mexico’s central bank has cut its 2015 growth forecast for the second time in three months, in wake of concerns over the decline in …

Despite Recent Upshots, Oil Prices Will Remain Subdued

Despite recent gains, oil prices will remain subdued as the oil glut continues to dominate global markets. Increases in US and OPEC oil …

Chile-Bolivia Land Dispute Has Long-Term Implications For Mining and Gas

The territorial dispute between Chile and Bolivia at the Hague could have long term repercussions in the the mining and gas industries. For …

Four Opportunities Presented By Stabilizing Oil Prices

The past year has been seen oil prices drop to below $50 per barrel. But now that prices seem to be stabilizing, a …

US Trade Deficit Soars to Six-Year High: Signal or Noise?

With the US trade deficit at a six-year high, analysts have attributed the widening gap to a strong appreciation of the US dollar …

How Might the Fed’s Rate Hike Influence Global Demand and Investments?

The upcoming changes in US monetary policy will have strong effects on aggregate demand, investments and public spending worldwide. On August  9, 2007, …

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