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Sri Lanka Election: Key Implications

The outcome of Sri Lanka's presidential election on January 8 is too uncertain, given the sudden emergence of a strong joint-opposition candidate. President Mahinda Rajapaksa was first elected in...

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Tough Choices For Russia

Russia's currency crisis has abated since December 16 when the currency lost 35% of its value versus the US dollar at one point despite FX intervention and aggressive monetary tightening by the...

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OPEC's Decision: Global Implications

Our expectation that OPEC would coordinate modest cuts in production has not played out, with the group deciding to maintain the 30mn b/d ceiling and let the markets take their course. Our risk...

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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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