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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Rising Bond Yields In Emerging Markets

Since the end of the global recession in 2009, yields on emerging market bonds have headed ever lower, with historical lows recorded earlier this year in Poland, Mexico, Turkey and South Africa.  In...

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