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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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Global Markets Update: US Dollar Surging

The US dollar continued on its hot streak this week, with a ninth consecutive weekly rise in the DXY dollar index marking the longest sustained period of uninterrupted appreciation since 1997. We...

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Emerging Markets Update

Below is a selection of emerging markets-focused stories from our online service and weekly Emerging Markets Monitor publication:   CEE: Government Spending Unable To Halt Slowdown Government...

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Global Economic Growth Facing Headwinds

There is increasing evidence that global growth is stuttering, with recent data from the world's largest economies suggesting that Q2 2014 expansion may have been worse than originally thought....

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Global Markets: EM Looking Good Versus DM

After adopting a neutral view on developed markets (DM) over emerging markets (EM) equities a couple of months ago, following an almost four-year run of being bullish towards DM over EM, we are...

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Paraguay's Promising Economic Path

Paraguay saw the fastest real GDP growth of any country in Latin America in 2013, driven by strong agricultural production and surging exports. Now, with President Horacio Cartes positioning Paraguay...

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