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Europe Finance

Decisions delayed once again over Greece’s bailout

Greece is in the spotlight as debates regarding its bailout continue. Its fate is in the hands of the IMF, the EU and upcoming elections in Europe.

Asia Pacific Economics

Three things to consider about Trump’s plan to brand China as a ‘currency manipulator’

The US dollar rallied after Trump’s victory, forcing the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to lower the yuan’s reference rate for 11 consecutive trading days.

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese debt risks financial collapse

Chinese debt poses great risks, require an overhaul of the financial sector, and demonstrate the need for a new growth model. The quarterly report of the Bank for International Settlements paints

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is a land lottery the solution to China’s housing boom?

Nanjing has begun a land lottery to decide winners among competing bids from housing developers. Will this game of chance reduce or increase corruption?

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal shatters business confidence

Malaysia’s once fast growing economy – buoyed by cheap labour and high quality products – risks losing its attractiveness to foreign investors as probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal unfolds.

Europe Politics

Economic crisis and upcoming elections thwart reform in Belarus

With presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for October and the government turning to Russia for assistance in mitigating the impact of an economic crisis, the country is unlikely to implement any

Economics Europe

Opinion: Greece has fallen. Can it stand tall once again?

With a referendum coming this week, Greeks will decide whether to accept a bailout package that will keep Greece solvent and in the Eurozone. What went wrong, and how can

Finance International

Private sector debt in EMEs poses risk as US dollar appreciates

A latent risk associated with probable increases in interest rates is the currency composition of debt issued by non-financial corporations in emerging markets. The Fed is expected to begin raising

Economics Latin America

Long road to economic recovery in Puerto Rico

Economic recession and high unemployment rates has left Puerto Rico, known as the “Greece of the Caribbean”, to find other means to generate revenue. In recent years, Puerto Rico has

Economics Europe

The Grexit and danger of systemic risk

The risk of Grexit continues to loom over the Eurozone. While both sides face intense internal political pressures, Eurozone leaders are unlikely to gamble with the systemic risk of a