Country Risk 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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BMI On The Ground In Lagos And Abuja

BMI visited Lagos and Abuja in early June, where we met a range of stakeholders including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, and several of our major...

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ECB Pushing On A String

Hamstrung by a restrictive mandate that prevents discretionary intervention, the European Central Bank (ECB) has, in recent years, been forced to exploit loopholes in its statute and adopt a gritted...

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