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April Global Economic Outlook

We forecast global real GDP growth of 3.0% in 2015, a rise from the 2012-2014 average of 2.7%. However, this improvement will come with significant differentiation between economies. Most major...

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The Impacts Of The Petrobras Scandal

On March 17, the Federal Police of Brazil formally opened  an investigation into what may prove to be the largest corruption scandal in Brazilian history. The alleged crimes implicate some of...

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False Dawn For Oil Prices

Oil prices look on the verge of a short-term rally, and a decisive push by Brent above USD65.00/bbl would suggest additional gains in the coming weeks. However, speculative positioning has...

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The Middle East At A Critical Juncture

The Middle East is at a critical juncture. The anticipated nuclear deal between Iran and the world's major powers could transform the region by bringing Iran closer to the US after 36 years of...

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