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Western industries are faced with a grave challenge: the
exploding demand for rare metals and elements required by cutting-edge decarbonization
and digitalization technologies could far outpace the projected growth in their
supplies. Moreover, the global market for these raw materials is dominated by a
handful of countries, and the usual conservation and substitution strategies in
the developed world will not kick in soon enough. More research and development
Dr. Frank Umbach
<i>This report presents, back-to-back, two scenarios for the emerging strategic relationship between India and Africa outlined by GIS contributors, <b>Pramit Pal Chaudhuri</b> of India and <b>Teresa Nogueira Pinto</b>, our Africa expert.</i> View from India Africa summits are ...
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for another year of fast economic growth in 2016. But countries of the region must contend with falling commodity prices, an upsurge in terrorism and a widening gulf between aging leaders and newly assertive urban voters.
<i>This report is part of GIS’s “Global Trends” series, which aims...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
The July summit of South America’s six-nation Mercosur group brought no progress in negotiations on a trade agreement with the European Union. While stagnant economies on both sides of the Atlantic could benefit from a pact, Brazil and Argentina, which have pursued highly protectionist regimes, must first reconcile their differences. A new government in Argentina m...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
ACCESS to industrial raw materials, particularly rare earth elements (REEs) is proving increasingly difficult for German companies.
Some, like chemical giant BASF, have been able to meet the dramatic rise in price of 80 per cent between 2008 and 2011 and have maintained imports of criti...