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Oil Windfall Greatest In US And Asia

Cheaper oil prices are giving a boost to consumers and businesses across the world. However, variations in exchange rates mean that some countries are enjoying a bigger drop in oil prices than others...

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The PBoC Awakens

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) eased monetary policy unexpectedly on Friday, November 21, lowering its benchmark one-year lending rate by 40bps to 5.60% and the deposit rate by 25bps to 2.75%,...

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Japan: Abe's Election Gamble

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call an early general election for December 14, 2014 is aimed at renewing his mandate to pursue his 'Abenomics' programme, while taking advantage of...

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Bank Of Japan: Trick Or Treat?

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised at its meeting on Friday, October 31, by expanding its asset purchase programme considerably. It will raise its purchases of Japanese government bonds (JGBs) to an...

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Global Economic Growth Facing Headwinds

There is increasing evidence that global growth is stuttering, with recent data from the world's largest economies suggesting that Q2 2014 expansion may have been worse than originally thought....

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Global Markets: EM Looking Good Versus DM

After adopting a neutral view on developed markets (DM) over emerging markets (EM) equities a couple of months ago, following an almost four-year run of being bullish towards DM over EM, we are...

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