Africa’s new frontiers

Country risk scores for Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon and Tanzania rose last year, with higher average-economic-outlook scores across the continent and a willingness in the international capital markets to finance African borrowers.

How important is North Korea’s leadership change?

In December, North Korean officials announced the passing of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il, supposedly from a heart attack. Not too surprisingly, Pyongyang swiftly heralded Kim’s youngest son Kim Jong-un as the new head of state along with the title “Great Successor”…