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Three Goals The Thai Junta Hopes To Achieve Before It Exits

By Qingzhen Chen The Thai junta government is prolonging its stay. The new draft constitution empowers the military at the expense of weakening the executive branch and political parties. In the main time, growth in the long term looks gloomy. After the 2014 bloodless military coup, the self-appointed Thai military government has been in power … Continue reading

Thailand: Looking Shaky

By East Asia Forum Thailand is struggling. The economy has stagnated and its political system is going backwards. This May marks two years since the coup — Thailand’s second in less than a decade — with the military government still in control. Thailand is also languishing in a middle income trap. It’s not easy becoming a … Continue reading

What To Expect In 2016 In Africa

By Elliot Kratt Africa in 2016, in some cases, will be marked by heightened political risks motivated by economic problems, but in other cases, characterized by improved political environments and reduced risks. Predicting political risks for Africa’s 54 countries in 2016 is a daunting task. It is easy to perpetuate misleading political risk perceptions about … Continue reading

What To Expect In Southeast Asia In 2016

By Global Risk Insights 2016 will be an interesting year for Southeast Asia, as the region braces for changes in government (or none at all), implements the ASEAN economy community, and prepares for volatility with the rising tension of the South China Sea and the increasing risk of terrorist attacks.   Myanmar NLD needs to … Continue reading

What To Expect On The Fed’s Decision Day

By Jeffrey Moore The Federal Reserve is set to raise rates today for the first time in nine years. So how could the Fed’s decision affect markets and politics as the world moves into 2016? On December 15th, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) began its two-day meeting that will result in a widely anticipated policy … Continue reading

Trump: Fed Not Raising Rates Because Obama “Doesn’t Want A Bubble Burst” Until He Leaves

By Mac Slavo It is clear that Janet Yellen is holding her tongue on raising interest rates, and the Federal Reserve is effectively propping up the stock market in the meantime. The maneuver will only delay the inevitable, but perhaps that is exactly what the powers that be want. If Donald Trump is right, the Fed … Continue reading

Election Confidence Gives Argentina’s ETF A Boost

By James Eugene Argentina’s largest exchange traded fund, the Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT), recorded its largest inflow of money on Wednesday 5th November after investors gained confidence that the conservative candidate could be victorious in the country’s upcoming election. According to Bloomberg, the ARGT, which tracks the MSCI All Argentina 25/50 Index, “recorded inflows of … Continue reading

Argentina: The Battle For Presidency

By Nil Nikandrov The Argentine presidential election on Oct. 25 did not answer the question of who will lead the country for the next four years. The vote tally eliminated only one of the three main candidates – Sergio Massa, the ambitious leader of the centrist Frente Renovador («Renewal Front») and former head of the cabinet … Continue reading

Turkey’s Election Turmoil: A Plague Upon The House Of Erdoğan

By Conn M. Hallinan As Turkey gears up for one of the most important elections in its recent history, the country appears, as one analyst noted, to be coming apart at the “seams”: Longstanding tensions with the country’s Kurdish population have broken out into open war. A Kurdish-led left political party is under siege by rightwing … Continue reading

Argentina’s Ruling Party Proposes Larger Banknotes Amid Soaring Prices

By Adam Dubove For the first time in years, lawmakers from Argentina’s ruling Front for Victory coalition have proposed upping the size of the country’s largest denomination banknote to AR$200. Congressman Carlos Kunkel, author of the initiative, claims the measure has nothing to do with inflation, which runs at 25-35 percent annually, according to private estimates. Instead, the … Continue reading

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