Emerging Markets

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Market Liquidity Not In Decline, But Prone To Evaporate

Low interest rates have supported market liquidity Changes in market structure make liquidity prone to evaporate in case of shocks Policymakers need to monitor risks, prepare for normalization of monetary policy The level of liquidity in financial markets—the ability to buy or sell a large quantity of a financial asset at a low cost in … Continue reading

Rise In Emerging Market Corporate Debt Driven By Global Factors

Firm borrowing has quadrupled in past decade Low interest rates, investor search for higher returns play role Emerging markets must prepare for higher interest rates Debt levels of firms in emerging market economies have risen, particularly in construction, and oil and gas, due to low interest rates in advanced economies, as well as other global … Continue reading

Is Glencore The Next Lehman? The World’s Largest Commodities Trading Company Is Toast

By Michael Snyder Are we about to witness the most important global financial event since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008?  Glencore has been known as the largest commodities trading company on the entire planet, and at one time it was ranked as the 10th biggest company in the world.  It is linked to … Continue reading

Venezuela, Argentina, Turkey Are The Most Vulnerable To Risks Facing EMs: S&P

For the world’s emerging market nations, the period since the 2008 financial crisis has been, overall, conducive to economic growth, as a result of easy global credit conditions and, for commodity exporters, positive price developments. Now, though, at least three major risks are combining to provide for a much darker outlook, according to an article published … Continue reading

Number Crunching: The Impact Of China’s Currency Devaluation

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist In the grand scheme of things, China’s mid-August currency devaluation spree was a drop in the bucket. Since the Financial Crisis, countries have routinely printed money, kept rates pegged artificially low, and found other ways to get temporary competitive advantages with cheaper currency. While the People’s Bank of China has made some … Continue reading

Are The U.S. And China Trapped In Economic Codependency?

By Stephen Roach Increasingly reliant on each other for sustainable economic growth, the United States and China have fallen into a classic codependency trap, bristling at changes in the rules of engagement. The symptoms of this insidious pathology were on clear display during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to America. Little was accomplished, and the … Continue reading

Is China’s Economic Luck Running Out?

By Dr Ilan Alon, University of Agder At the end of April 2015, FXI — China’s prestigious Xinhua China 25 index, a key indicator of China’s stock market value — climbed dramatically, reaching over US$52 per share. By 5 September, the index had dropped to a low of about US$33 per share, representing the destruction of … Continue reading

Gridlocked Vietnam Looks To Subways To Ease Motorbike Dependence​

By Lien Hoang With every new skyscraper and supermarket, Vietnam inches closer to its official goal of becoming a modern nation. But it still lacks one type of transportation that many countries of the world take for granted: a subway system. After years of delays and debates, Vietnam now seems committed to a subway, with construction … Continue reading

Building The Southern Silk Road

By Vijay Prashad On September 22, a seemingly nondescript meeting was held in Tehran, Iran: The Road Maintenance and Transportation Organisation (RMTO) held its first expert meeting for the Iran-India-Afghanistan Agreement on Transit and International Transportation Cooperation. Bureaucratic acronyms and legalistic language abounds. None of this seems – on the surface – to be greatly important. But this … Continue reading

Petrobras: Bill Gates Apologises To Roussef For Litigation “Misunderstanding”

After various online publications reported that the Gates Foundation started a series of U.S. class-action litigation claiming that years of corruption, including bribery, inflated the value of more than $98 billion of its stock and bonds as a “pervasive bribery and money laundering scheme”. The foundation allegedly would be suing Petrobras independently, suggesting this may … Continue reading

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