Financial Markets Blogs

The PBoC Awakens

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) eased monetary policy unexpectedly on Friday, November 21, lowering its benchmark one-year lending rate by 40bps to 5.60% and the deposit rate by 25bps to 2.75%,...

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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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Chinese Yuan Steady, But For How Long?

One currency that has continued to strengthen throughout the recent bout of weakness in emerging markets currency markets is the Chinese yuan. This has taken us slightly by surprise, for although...

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