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Basel III favours some regions, financing solutions over others

With any one-size-fits-all approach, the problem lies in establishing a level playing field across different national and regional regulatory frameworks.

Asia Pacific Finance

Yuan turbulence bolsters China’s liberalisation efforts

The PBoC decided in mid-2015 to weaken the peg to the US dollar, triggering a yuan devaluation and market turbulence, but also opportunities for investors.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Finance South and Central Asia

Rajan’s departure poses risk to India’s economy

With Raghuram Rajan exiting as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India by year’s end, the future of Indian economy and democracy faces new challenges.

Finance International

Atlantic divergence in monetary policy as US economy outpaces EU

Over a longer horizon, a greater focus on domestic conditions means that the Fed may start raising rates from record lows well before European central banks.

Economics Finance

A political risk revolution: Social & regime risk

Geopolitical trends and local incidents push corporate risk managers to adopt modern mitigation measures to respond to political risk.

Brexit Europe Finance

Brexit leaves markets in upheaval

As Leave triumphs in Brexit vote, world financial markets are left reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique on course for default

After the revelation of hidden debts, the IMF has suspended its emergency aid to Mozambique, and the country is now on course for defaulting on its national debt.

Finance North America

Previewing the Fed minutes: A slowing forecast for U.S. interest rates

Without a single U.S. interest rate increase thus far in 2016, earlier forecasts predicting steadily climbing rates now appear unlikely to materialize. What shape will the revised rate hike trajectory take?

Europe Finance

Scrapping the €500 bill highlights ECB-Berlin policy rift

The decision to scrap the €500 bill increases the risk of tensions between the ECB and Berlin and highlights both actors diverging policy interests.