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International Natural resources and energy

Presenting the five oil exporters most affected by currency devaluation

Devaluation is the word of the day in oil exporting countries. Whether it is the Nigerian naira, the Venezuelan bolívar, or the Russian rouble, low oil prices are wreaking havoc

Finance Latin America

Argentina opens its economy after currency devaluation

Following the promise of President Mauricio Macri to re-open the economy to international financial markets after taking power, Argentina exited currency restrictions, devalued its currency, and freed imports and exports.

Asia Pacific Finance

Yuan devaluation kills two bird with one stone

The three-day devaluation, which rattled markets last week, serves two ends for the Politburo; it is a move towards a slightly more market-based rate, and it tests the last tool

Economics International

Weak currencies do not boost exports, study finds

According to new data from the European Central Bank, and contrary to popular belief, weaker currencies do not boost exports, as many firms cannot react in time to take advantage

Economics Europe

Russia’s recession could hurt European trading partners

The beginning of 2015 in Russia was marked by further depreciation of the ruble, burgeoning inflation, and withdrawal of some more MNCs from its market. Experts no longer doubt that

Economics South and Central Asia

Kazakh currency devaluation triggers fuel shortage

The devaluation in February of Kazakhstan’s currency, the tenge, could have far-reaching effects on the availability of fuel in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. On February 11, 2014, the National Bank of

Asia Pacific Economics

Japan’s Currency Devaluation Causes Concern

Japan has been in an economic funk since the 1990s. It was at that time that many speculated it would overtake the U.S. as the global economic superpower rather than

Asia Pacific Economics

Reasons a currency war could still be on the horizon

In February, G20 finance ministers and central bankers announced they would avoid currency devaluations and similar beggar-thy-neighbor policies.  On the surface this might lead one to think that governments would