Japan seems to be experiencing an economic revival, with the Nikkei 225 jumping over 5,000 points (or 50% of its value) since Shinzo Abe was swept into power in December of 2012. But serious structural hurdles to sustained growth remain. This 20-page report provides an in-depth assessment of three such hurdles: demographic decline, public debt burden, and geopolitical tensions with China over the East China Sea Diaoyu/Senkakus island dispute. It then provides a set of recommendations meant to answer the key question of whether Japan’s growth spurt will go on to outlive the placebo effect of "Abenomics."
An in-depth analysis of the investment landscape of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. This 24 page document provides important information for those investing or doing business in the Sahel region.
The Security Threat from the Sahel: Mali, Mauritania, and Niger provides a detailed analysis of present day security issues in the Sahel and projections about where the region is headed. If you or your company operate or invest in this part of the world this report is a must-read.