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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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Three Key Geopolitical Developments

The past few days have seen three key geopolitical developments. Iran and the 'Great Powers': Iran and the so-called P5+1 powers clinched a landmark interim deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear...

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Sino-Japanese Conflict Risk Scenarios

A skirmish or even limited conflict between Japanese and Chinese military forces over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands cannot be ruled out over the coming years. In a special feature published on...

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Beijing Terror Attack: Implications

The Chinese authorities have described a deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square on October 28 as a 'planned, organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack'. The incident involved a sports utility...

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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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