On the eve of Thanksgiving 2016, we wanted to share this just received in our Virtual Studios on some interesting insights from +Stratfor as America and the World awaits profound changes in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump (a focus of ours here at Outisders) and Brexit. As we went to press, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minsiter) announced that the United Kingdom will be faced with a 122 Billion Pound "black hole" due to Brexit as it begins the process of exiting the European Union--and the challenges in China:
A looming debt crisis could make for a difficult year ahead for Chinese leaders. Sluggish construction growth and skyrocketing debt, coupled with sharp reductions in debt maturity periods, could cause corporate defaults and bankruptcies to spike next year. Although 2016 has brought stronger-than-expected growth to China's property sector, it has largely been concentrated in the country's wealthiest cities and has come at the expense of creating more available credit.
Two of Stratfor’s lead analysts, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker, sit down to discuss what a Trump presidency could mean for U.S. foreign policy.
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Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne and Energy Analyst Matthew Bey discuss the constraints facing U.S. President-elect Trump in renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran.
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Though Yemen has always suffered from instability, its recent history has been especially violent. The Hadi's government has rejected talks with Houthi representatives over a peace deal.
ECONOMYModi decides the chance to reclaim tax revenues with a bold banknote swap is worth the political and economic risks.