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Latin America: After The Commodity Boom

Given the importance of oil, metals, and agricultural goods for many Latin American trade accounts, fluctuations in commodity prices have a major impact on the region's currencies and growth...

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Scenarios For Post-Election UK

May 7th is set to be a tight run election and the prospects for either Labour or the Conservatives gaining an outright majority are slim. With a plethora of smaller parties battling to play kingmaker...

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April Global Economic Outlook

We forecast global real GDP growth of 3.0% in 2015, a rise from the 2012-2014 average of 2.7%. However, this improvement will come with significant differentiation between economies. Most major...

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The Impacts Of The Petrobras Scandal

On March 17, the Federal Police of Brazil formally opened  an investigation into what may prove to be the largest corruption scandal in Brazilian history. The alleged crimes implicate some of...

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False Dawn For Oil Prices

Oil prices look on the verge of a short-term rally, and a decisive push by Brent above USD65.00/bbl would suggest additional gains in the coming weeks. However, speculative positioning has...

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