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Latin America: After The Commodity Boom

Given the importance of oil, metals, and agricultural goods for many Latin American trade accounts, fluctuations in commodity prices have a major impact on the region's currencies and growth...

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Big Moves In Emerging Market Currencies

The Chinese yuan has lost 1.6% against the US dollar since end-January, in line with our Asia team's long-held view that multi-year yuan appreciation was not a one-way bet. While the currency is...

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Emerging Markets Feel The Heat

Central banks across key emerging markets are hiking interest rates in an attempt to shore up investor confidence in the face of tightening US monetary policy. Two of the latest emerging market...

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Venezuela: Another Blow To Businesses

The economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, with the black market exchange rate now standing at more than 10 times the official rate, inflation at 54.3%, and reserves continuing to...

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The Beginning Of The End For Petrocaribe?

Chronic underinvestment in Venezuela's oil sector and mounting economic challenges confronting the new government of President Nicolas Maduro, have seen the oil-rich state revisit the terms of its...

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