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Bank Of Japan: Trick Or Treat?

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised at its meeting on Friday, October 31, by expanding its asset purchase programme considerably. It will raise its purchases of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) to an...

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AEC: Assessing The Regional Impact

Progress towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), though slow, will continue to take place. Further economic integration and liberalisation under AEC goals will provide a continued tailwind to...

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North American Autos: Mexico On The Rise

Following the global financial crisis, when carmakers were forced to make their operations more efficient, a shift in the relative manufacturing competitiveness of the three North American markets...

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Oil Prices Could Fall To USD60 Per Barrel

Brent crude oil prices have tentatively broken below USD90/bbl, alongside continued weakness in equity markets and US dollar strength. We believe that a move to USD60/bbl is possible within the next...

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What's Really Going On In North Korea?

Several developments of late suggest that something unusual is taking place in North Korea, but as yet, there is no firm evidence of a coup. Firstly, the country's supreme leader Kim Jong Un has not...

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