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Maintain Vigilance On Ukraine

So far, the crisis in Ukraine has broadly followed the core scenario we outlined in early March, with Russian military activity contained to the Crimean peninsula, the threat of sanctions limited to...

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Emerging Markets Update

Below is a selection of key financial market stories published in Business Monitor Online over the past week. Global FX Strategy Our overriding FX view is for a stronger US dollar over the long...

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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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Sterling On The Move

Expectations are mounting from some quarters that the Bank of England (BoE) may be the next major developed world central bank in line to raise policy rates. Various futures and swap...

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Equities Stabilising?

Equities are not out of the woods yet, but we are watching for signs of a potential end to the current correction. For the US Dow Jones, there is major support at 15,000, at which stage we believe...

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Emerging Markets Feel The Heat

Central banks across key emerging markets are hiking interest rates in an attempt to shore up investor confidence in the face of tightening US monetary policy. Two of the latest emerging market...

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