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6 Alternatives To The Emerging Markets Definition

By James Kynge Emerging markets is one of the most powerful terms in the world. Companies plan global expansion strategies with reference to it, multilateral organisations use it to analyse key economic and social trends and some $10.3tn is invested in EM stock and bond markets by international funds via an alphabet soup of EM indices. … Continue reading

China’s Growth May Have Only Clocked 6.3% In First Half, Full Year At 6.6% — Bloomberg Survey

China’s economy may not be expanding as much as we think and slower than its official data may suggest, according to a recent Bloomberg survey, which is helping to explain why policy makers in the nation have stepped up stimulus efforts and devalued the nation’s currency in a move to boost exports via a weaker yuan. According … Continue reading

Moody’s Cuts India’s 2015 GDP Growth Forecast To 7% Amid Below-Normal Monsoon

Moody’s Investors Service lowered India’s economic growth forecast to 7 percent for 2015, from its previous estimate of 7.5 percent, as it believes that below normal monsoon rainfall will offset higher government spending and cautioned that further risks to growth stems from a slow pace of reforms. “We have revised our GDP growth forecast down to … Continue reading

Why South-South Co-Operation Is A Myth When It Comes To BRICS And Africa

Brazil, Russia, India and China have shown tremendous determination and co-operation on global issues in recent years. Their alliance epitomises south-south co-operation in the contemporary era. This is the notion of solidarity among developing countries through the exchange of goods, resources, technology and knowledge to meet their development goals. But what does this all mean … Continue reading

Emerging Market Stocks Fall Into Bear Market As China Devalues

Emerging market stocks fell into a bear market on Tuesday amid concerns over China, following a move by its Central Bank to devalue the nation’s currency. The benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index has fallen 20 percent since its September 2014 peak, which is the threshold for a bear market. The benchmark MSCI EM gauge fell 1.1 percent and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets … Continue reading

As Growth Slows In China, Its Central Bank Devalues Currency By A Record 1.9%

China’s Central Bank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has weakened the yuan’s daily reference rate by a record 1.9 percent on Tuesday and says it will strengthen market-oriented reforms in addition to increasing two-way market volatility, allowing depreciation to counter a slump in the nation’s exports. Following the move by the PBOC, the yuan dropped an unprecedented 1.6 percent … Continue reading

Why “Emerging Markets” Is An Outdated Definition

When Matteo Ricci, the Italian 16th century Jesuit missionary, travelled to China to win converts to his faith, he found that his European maps, which showed China relegated to the cartographical margins, failed to endear him to his hosts. So he redrew them. The resulting world map of 1602 placed China at its centre, an accommodation … Continue reading

BRICS Mutual Trade Increased By 70% Since 2009

Trade between BRICS countries has increased 70% over the past 6 year, according to South African President Jacob Zuma, RT reports. The economies of the five BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) account for almost 30% of global GDP. BRICS presents an aggregate GDP exceeding $32 trillion. This marks a 60% growth since … Continue reading

Forget Stock Market Swings In China, It’s The Real Estate Sector To Worry About, Barclays Says

Stock markets in China have plunged over the past few months with daily volatile swings after reaching 52-week highs on June 12, and although this has grabbed all the attention, Barclays is warning that we should be watching something else. According to Barclays, in a recent research note, it’s the Chinese real estate sector that we should be focusing on, … Continue reading

Reshuffling Eurasia’s Energy Deck — Iran, China, and “Pipelineistan”

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times “Pipelineistan” – the prime Eurasian energy chessboard — never sleeps. Recently, it’s Russia that has scored big on all fronts; two monster gas deals sealed with China last year; the launch of Turk Stream replacing South Stream; and the doubling of Nord Stream to Germany. Now, with the possibility of sanctions on … Continue reading

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