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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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US Likely To Attack Islamic State In Syria

It has become increasingly apparent in recent days that the US will attack Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, most probably in the coming weeks. The militant group has a strong presence in north-...

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Obama's Foreign Policy 'Tetralemma'

US President Barack Obama's administration faces a major 'tetralemma' in terms of prioritising its foreign policy challenges. The four main geopolitical challenges for the US are (in west to east...

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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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A World Of City States?

For some years now, social scientists and some economic historians have spoken about how cities are displacing nation-states as the most important actors on the world stage. According to the city-...

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Full Impact Of Ebola Yet To Be Felt

Since the first officially reported case in Guinea on March 21, the West Africa Ebola outbreak has spread to three other countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia and, most recently, Nigeria). At the time of...

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