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Asia Pacific Economics

Has Asia entered into a currency war?

With interest rates being cut by Central Banks all across Asia, many have predicted a looming currency war in the region. Has Asia already entered a currency war? And if

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

Economics International

Implications of the secular stagnation debate

Bernanke and Summers debate about secular stagnation as American and EU monetary policies diverge, testing their hypotheses. Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is finally speaking out on

Economics North America

Number of pieces increasing in Fed rate hike puzzle

Inflation and unemployment are no longer the only big issues for the US Fed to consider in deciding when to raise interest rates. Oil prices and the strong dollar, among other

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Eurozone Q4 2014 figures to reflect a moderate growth acceleration. Japanese Q4 2014 data expected to show that the Nippon economy is no longer in contraction. Central Banks of Peru

Economics Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further  in wake of disinflationary pressures. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold until government reveals budget details, and Brazilian economy continues

Finance International

Weakening currencies put developing countries’ debt at risk

Debts issued in foreign currencies, some of which are not counted in official statistics, are a rising risk to developing economies as the UK and US get closer to raising

Europe Finance

Will Draghi’s QE work?

The ECB finally launched a larger-than-expected QE programme last week, despite German opposition and Greek elections. President Mario Draghi hopes that it will revive the eurozone and rebut deflation. Several

Economics Europe

Swiss National Bank shocks markets

The Swiss National Bank left investors stunned by a sudden change in monetary policy last week, just ahead of an ECB decision on QE. What does this mean for investors

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Expected ECB QE programme will require some fine-tuning. Russia’s credit rating takes a hit as its economy weakens further. Iran may face new sets of US sanctions as newest round of talks begin, and