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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

Budget shows treasury is desperately short of ideas to fix South Africa's economic woes

Mar 01, 2020 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

At the core of this years budget proposals from South Africas national treasury is the admission that national debt is no longer expected to stabilise. In previous years, bar one brief exception, budgets and medium-term...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Ramaphosa fails to show leadership as difficult and decisive year looms

Jan 14, 2020 00:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On the eve of the statement marking the 108th birthday of the governing African National Congress (ANC), South Africas finance minister Tito Mboweni tweeted: If you cannot effect deep structural economic reforms, then...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

ANC's anniversary statement – damp squib or new benchmark for South Africa?

Jan 10, 2020 10:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The statement issued by the African National Congress (ANC), South Africas governing party, each January to mark the anniversary of its launch in 1912, is many things to many people. It is a multipurpose vehicle to...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Brazilian manufacturing industry’s output slows down in December

Jan 02, 2020 16:19 pm UTC| Commentary

The Brazilian manufacturing industrys output eased in December. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMIs index dropped to 50.2 from Novembers 52.9, indicating towards the weakest improvement in business...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to do

Dec 04, 2019 12:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

South Africas urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such an opportunity. The countrys...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Poverty: what low-income countries need is not more economic growth, it’s less shrinking

Dec 01, 2019 03:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It is widely accepted that countries are poor because their economies dont manage to grow sufficiently. But, perhaps surprisingly, the ability to create growth is not what most poor countries are lacking. In fact, all...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

Jul 09, 2018 14:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and economic challenges are facing the world. The BRICS bloc is made up of 5 of...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Loonie Gains Marginally Amid Flurry of Data Prints In Canada – USD/CAD OTC Updates And Options Strategy

Canadian data announcements have been lined up for the next weeks, with unemployment data scheduled for today, BoC monetary policy is on 15thfollowed by press meet, while retails sales and CPI flashes to print on 21stand...

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

Politics

Joe Biden says the pandemic is an opportunity for structural changes

Former vice president Joe Biden is now the official Democratic nominee that will go up against President Donald Trump in the November elections. As the country continues to cope with the coronavirus crisis, Biden says that...

Melania Trump releases video message thanking workers at the frontlines of pandemic

First Lady Melania Trump has been making her presence known to the public as Americans cope with the extended social distancing period until the end of April. Recently, she released a video message showing her gratitude...

Donald Trump accuses WHO of being biased towards China about coronavirus

The United States continues to struggle with the effects of the pandemic with the number of cases increasing per day as well as the thousands of deaths at the same time. After previously accusing the World Health...

Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race, Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee

For some time, the presidential race among the Democrats was solely between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Now, in a move that perhaps a lot of people had seen coming, Sanders has...

Science

NASA: Agency commemorates 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission

Ever since the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, NASA tried to gain momentum by sending in more people to the moon with Apollo 12 and Apollo 13. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. Express...

Earth is currently in the midst of a solar windstorm with 1.6 million KMPH winds

Just like how the weather on Earth can be turbulent, the weather in the Solar System is also unpredictable. A recent report reveals that the planet is currently in the midst of a solar windstorm. Express reports that...

NASA: Agency releases new Pillars of Creation photo taken by Hubble Space Telescope

NASAs Hubble Space Telescope has been providing scientists and budding astronomers and space enthusiasts with stunning photos of space. Recently, the agency decided to revisit one of the telescopes most iconic images, the...

Fireball spotted flying over Northern Europe

Perhaps the most frequent sightings of phenomena in space would be meteor showers. However, residents in Northern Europe were stunned when they witnessed a fireball flying over the northern part of the...

Technology

GoPro HERO9 could still be released in fall despite the coronavirus pandemic

For several years, a new GoPro HERO action camera is being released within the fall season. It is then understandable if fans of the brand are expecting a new product, that could be labeled HERO9, in the coming...

Poco F2: Mystery device appears in the Eurasian regulation commission website

More evidence appear that more Poco-branded devices are slated to be released in the coming months. Recently, another mystery device appeared in the wild through a regulatory listing on the Eurasian Economic Commissions...

Nintendo Switch listed with over 100% price hike as Japan shipments are suspended

It has not been easy finding a store that has Nintendo Switch for weeks. It will become more difficult for those in Japan as Nintendo announced the suspension of shipments across the country. Even worse, some fans...

‘eFootball PES 2020’ devs update Cristiano Ronaldo’s model to sport the man bun

eFootball PES 2020 players have something to look forward to this week. Konami just released the Data Pack 6.0 that comes with a slew of updates, including new player faces. Football players should get ready to start...
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