QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2017 Second-Quarter Forecast

MIN READApr 10, 2017 | 11:42 GMT

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Overview

Trade will be at the forefront of many leaders' minds this quarter as a new U.S. administration settles into the White House. Uncertainty surrounding the White House's intentions will linger, prompting the United States' biggest trade partners to look for new economic relationships elsewhere. Some will leverage security cooperation and promises of investment to get on Washington's good side -- or, at the very least, to try to fend off its punitive action. ...

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Global Trends

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:54 GMT

The administration of Donald Trump has said it would "level the playing field" of the global economy.

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Europe

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:47 GMT

Europe is a continent riven by pockets of distinct cultures whose differences are all too often irreconcilable.

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Eurasia

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:47 GMT

Eurasia connects the East to the West, forming a land bridge that borders Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia.

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Middle East and North Africa

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:47 GMT

The Middle East and North Africa encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey, the deserts of the Levant, the lands north of the Sahara and all coasts in between.

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:49 GMT

Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Asia-Pacific region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Americas

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:49 GMT

This geographically, culturally and politically diverse region is home to the United States, a nation whose geography helped it become the foremost economic and military power in the world

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South Asia

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:50 GMT

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

MIN READApr 4, 2017 | 16:50 GMT

Covering an area that spans the entire width of the continent beginning at the Sahara Desert and ending at the southernmost tip of South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to countless cultures, languages, religions, plants, animals and natural resources.

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