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Latin America: Key Themes Of 2015

The end of the oil price boom, combined with weakening demand and lower prices for Latin America's metals exports, will make 2015 another challenging year for most economies in the region. As a...

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France Terror Attacks: Initial Thoughts

Details about the terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are still emerging, and no doubt we will hear more about the perpetrators and their motivations over the coming days....

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Sri Lanka Election: Key Implications

The outcome of Sri Lanka's presidential election on January 8 is too uncertain, given the sudden emergence of a strong joint-opposition candidate. President Mahinda Rajapaksa was first elected in...

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Tough Choices For Russia

Russia's currency crisis has abated since December 16 when the currency lost 35% of its value versus the US dollar at one point despite FX intervention and aggressive monetary tightening by the...

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New Oil Era: Impact For MENA

As a decade of rising oil prices comes to an end, OPEC's decision to leave production unchanged has brought BMI's 'Brent at USD60/bbl' risk scenario to the fore. The trajectory of oil prices will be...

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