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Emerging market economies, such as India, Turkey, Indonesia, LatAm economies which have been a darling of investors even after 2008/09 financial crisis led to cheaper capital access to these economies and its corporates, a trend that continued for more than half a decade at rapid speed. Now, with US Federal Reserve looking to raise borrowing costs and slowdown in China, led these economies and their corporates into greater chaos. We, in this series discuss the vulnerabilities of emerging market.

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Moody's: India's economy picks up after demonetization; reform agenda on track; measures to leverage revealed incomes and wealth yet to be detailed

Mar 01, 2017 07:46 am UTC| Research & Analysis

Moodys Investors Service expects Indian economic growth to continue to pick up as liquidity conditions normalize, supporting expectations that the economic disruption caused by demonetization will be short term in...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Steering the budget between excess patronage and prudence

Feb 25, 2017 12:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

After investigating the massacre (as termed by both the opposition Democratic Alliance and African National Congress Youth League) of more than 100 mental health patients under the guise of cutting costs, South Africas...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa's 2017 budget: tough economic times require tough decisions

Feb 06, 2017 18:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

South Africas 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Why Brazil is winning its fight against corruption

Feb 03, 2017 04:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Last month, the respected Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki died in a plane crash. He was overseeing the largest corruption investigation in the countrys history. Even if his recently selected successor,...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Investors withdraw billions from EM equities

Dec 23, 2016 12:15 pm UTC| Commentary

According to the data from EPFR Global, investors withdrew $3.7 billion in the last week ending Wednesday and Asia accounted for the majority of that. Asia excluding Japan saw a net redemption of $2.36 billion, the biggest...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

The South African economy will be bolstered if Zuma falls

Dec 12, 2016 09:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

South Africas President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped a call from some senior members of the governing partys national executive committee for him to step down. The first stern action from inside the African National...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa's business confidence index rises to 4-month high in Nov

Dec 07, 2016 15:22 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

A survey by South African Chamber of Commerce and Industrys (SACCI) showed that business confidence in South Africa rose to its highest in four months in November. SACCIs monthly business confidence index (BCI) rose to...

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Economy

U.S. consumer confidence spikes to 16-year high, raises upside prospects for economic growth in the coming months

U.S. consumer confidence defied economists expectations for a fall and unexpectedly improved in the month of March. Data showed that U.S. Conference Board consumer confidence index jumped to 125.6 in March from a revised...

UK gilts trade flat ahead of Q4 GDP

The UK gilts traded flat Wednesday as investors remain keen to watch the countrys fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), due to be release by the end of this week, which will remain crucial in deciding further...

German bunds remain mixed ahead of March unemployment rate, consumer inflation

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed Wednesday as investors await the countrys unemployment rate and the consumer price inflation, during the month of March, scheduled to be released March 30 and 31...

New Zealand bonds slide at close following global rout in debt market

The New Zealand bonds slid Wednesday at the time of closing, tracking rout in theglobal bond market amid a session that witnessed data of little economic significance and as investors moved away from safe haven assets amid...

Australian bonds slump tracking softer U.S. Treasuries

The Australian bonds slumped Wednesday, tracking softness in the U.S. counterpart. Also, broad gains in equities led to the slide in the countrys money market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which...

Politics

German election: Merkel’s CDU wins big in regional election

The final crucial election in the European continent will take place in Germany on September 24th. Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to become Germanys longest serving chancellor by winning the fourth...

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st...

Latin American presidents love Twitter – and that's not a good sign

The Conversation Globals series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Latin American democracy was born with an original sin: income...

Why polls seem to struggle to get it right – on elections and everything else

I am a professor of mathematics, so my ears perk up when I hear someone say that polls seem inaccurate. The public understandably focuses on polling results and how much these results seem to vary. Take two presidential...

Trump's credibility takes a hit as FBI finds no evidence of Obama 'wiretap'

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael S. Rogers have both testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that they do not have any information or evidence to support...

Science

Let me entertain you – that's how to get a science message across

Communicating science to the public can be hard. Climate change is the most notorious example, but the public debates around vaccinations and evolution have also exposed a lack of understanding of how the public engages...

National Science Statement a positive gesture but lacks policy solutions: experts

Today the Australian government launched the National Science Statement, outlining its commitment to science as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. This comes in advance of the 2030 Strategic Plan, with...

It’s the age of the antibiotic revolution, not apocalypse

Bad news sells papers. Or as Elliot Carver, the media mogul set on world domination in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies put it: Theres no news like bad news. As a scientist, my responsibility is to separate fact from...

New Drug Destroys Breast Cancer In 11 Days, Study Indicates

Breast cancer is one of the most frightening diseases that afflict women and even some men in all walks of life. While some treatment plans have been proven to work in the past such as chemotherapy, many of them are too...

Can science produce better passport control officers?

Passport officers often have to scrutinise hundreds of people each day. They have just a few seconds to stare through their glass screens at the impatient and perhaps slightly dishevelled traveller facing them and decide...

Technology

Android Co-Founder Makes His Own Smartphone, The God Creator Comes

Andy Rubin is one of the founders of the Android mobile operating system, which effectively makes him a God within the Android development community. In a recent Tweet, Rubin hinted that his new company called Essential...

New Tesla Roadster, Coming Right Up; Fastest EV Car

The Tesla Roadster was the first car that the popular electric car company ever built and it broke a lot of conventions. For one thing, it was the first all-electric sports car that was meant to be both fast and efficient....

Google Creates Dedicated Page For Free Paid Apps On Play Store, ‘Free App Of The Week’

At this point, everybody already knows that there are free apps and there are paid apps on stores like Google Play and the Apple App Store. Sometimes, however, paid apps are available for free. Google just made it a lot...

Apple Might Finally Start Selling iPhones In China Again

Apple and China havent really been seeing eye-to-eye over the last few years, with the second largest consumer market having its own ideas of what the American company should be sharing that the latter just did not like....

Tesla Model 3 Dashboard The Same As Model S, Will Have Better Range Than Chevy Bolt Though

The Tesla Model 3 is the companys attempt at finally accessing that coveted mass consumer market and a lot is riding on it. If fans were hoping for a more futuristic dashboard, however, it seems CEO Elon Musk popped that...
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March 29 14:00 UTC Released

USPending Sales Change MM

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5.5 %

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2.4 %

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-2.8 %

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USPending Homes Index

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112.3 %

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106.4 %

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JPForeign Bond Investment

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149.4 bln JPY

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JPForeign Invest JP Stock

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-580.4 bln JPY

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-2.2 %

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BRTJLP Lending Rate*

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7.50 %

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7.50 %

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ZAM3 Money Supply YY*

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7.90 %

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7.91 %

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ZAPvt Sector Credit Ext.*

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5.21 %

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5.56 %

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DESN State CPI MM*

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0.5 %

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2.4 %

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