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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

Death toll mounts in Rio de Janeiro as police lose control of the city -- and of themselves

Jul 18, 2017 13:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Life

On June 30, a baby was shot in his mothers belly in Rio de Janeiro. After the rifle fire hit 29-year-old Claudinéia in the hip in the Favela do Lixão neighbourhood, her son Arthur was delivered via emergency...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Brazil plunges once more into political crisis, jeopardizing economic recovery

May 27, 2017 04:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Brazils massive corruption scandal which has brought down dozens of politicians and business leaders has ensnared its latest victim: President Michel Temer, who got the job after his predecessor was...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Moody's: Negative outlook on Korean banking system amid challenging operating environment, deteriorating asset quality

May 10, 2017 01:09 am UTC| Research & Analysis

Moodys Investors Service says that its negative outlook for the Korean banking system reflects its assessment that the overall creditworthiness of Korean banks will deteriorate over the next 12-18 months. Moodys outlook...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

The markets can stomach a captured Treasury but South Africa's poor will suffer

Apr 18, 2017 05:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The formal economy might find it a lot easier to live with a (partly) captured national treasury than many might imagine. This is bad news for people living in poverty who would then lack friends in high places to resist...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

No need to despair even as the dream of South Africa feels like a nightmare

Apr 16, 2017 14:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain, entitlement, a vicious contempt for the poor and the common good, a culture of blatant...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa's crisis: Calling things by their true name

Apr 12, 2017 17:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Frustrated by the promiscuous use of the accusation of corruption to cover all sins, in recent days some scholars of contemporary South African politics have offered alternative framings. Indeed, it is helpful to look...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

With tanks, grenades and guns, police wage war on Rio de Janeiro's poorest

Apr 07, 2017 08:39 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On March 25 2017, two professors from Rio de Janeiros Federal University accompanied a group of 13 students from the School of Social Work to visit the location of their upcoming internship: Casa das Mulheres da...

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Economy

Malaysia registers better-than-expected economic growth, driven by private consumption

Malaysias better-than-expected economic performance was largely driven by private consumption, which printed much stronger than we had expected. Fixed investment, which was the mainstay of GDP growth in the first quarter,...

Russian economy grows sharply in Q2 but may slow down in H2 – Nordea Bank

In the second quarter of this year, the Russian economic growth accelerated sharply, owing to a positive basic industries performance. But several factors might slow down economic activity in the second half of this year,...

Australia reports strong labor market conditions again in July, jobless rate down at 5.6 pct

Australia posted another strong labour market report for Australia in July, showing employment up 28k and unemployment at 5.6 percent. Some of the detail was a bit softer than the headline; full-time jobs fell, hours...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after reading upbeat producer prices in Q2

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Thursday after the countrys producer price index for the second-quarter of this year registered higher figures than the previous readings in the Q1. At the time of...

Australian bonds sharply rebound despite upbeat July employment report

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded Thursday as investors have largely shrugged-off the upbeat reading of the countrys employment report for the month of July, with the jobless rate matching expectations, albeit lower...

Politics

Donald Trump, loyalty and the 'emotional regime' in the White House

Donald Trump demands loyalty from those working close to him. According to former FBI director James Comey, the president told him at a private meeting: I need loyalty, I expect loyalty. Comeys response? I...

Why governmental transparency will not work without strong leadership

Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, has warned that President Donald Trumps conflicts of interest could put America at the risk of becoming a kleptocracy: that is, a country led by...

Democracy is on the brink in Hungary, so why is no one talking about it?

When Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Riga in May 2015, he greeted him by saying hello dictator. Junckers words were perhaps an ironic...

The Goldwater rule prevents psychiatrists diagnosing Trump from afar but some say there's too much at stake

In the late 19th century, Sigmund Freuds colleague Wilhelm Fleiss successfully diagnosed an illness in one of Freuds relatives, without even having met them. Freud was so impressed by Fleisss diagnostic acumen that he went...

How to be a better leader – according to science

Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of...

Science

Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...

Beyond graphene: scientists are creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2D wonder materials

The strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2D) version of carbon known as graphene is the subject of intense research around the world. Many hope its unique...

Technology

Deep Silver Takes On Shenmue III As Publisher, Not Just Crowdfunded Anymore

The Shenmue series is not exactly the most prolific property in the video game industry, but it does have a fair bit of following among loyal fans. In fact, this is what allowed the creator to actually crowdfund his game,...

Scotland To Build Country’s Largest Solar Farm

While the US president and his administration continue the war against renewable energy and sensible regulations against carbon emissions, other countries are taking drastically different routes. Proving that a sunny...

Engineers Create Robot Spider That Anyone Can Reprogram

When it comes to the field of robotics, its just a fact that engineers of every firm and agency are competing to create the best examples of machine intelligence and movement available. However, there is a company that...

Facebook Is Finally Combating Clickbait Videos, This Is War

Veering away from its hands-off approach when it comes to the contents that users or media outlets post on its platform, it seems Facebook is finally taking the fight to some of the most harmful elements on the web. Aside...

Fun And Creative Text Adventure Video Game Serves As Grim Commentary On Automation

Text adventure games have gone down in popularity somewhat as video-based titles have started popping up. A recent entry in this field called Subsurface Circular is making rounds for its stunning 3D background and...
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144.3 %

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2.8 %

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-0.4 %

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2.8 %

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26 %

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18.283 %

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