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China Economics

Pressure Mounting on China’s Services Sector

China’s services sector has been instrumental in maintaining its economic growth as its low quality manufacturing advantages erode. Even so, signs of mounting pressure on the sector are becoming apparent.

China Economics

China-US: A Trade War of Attrition?

On 10 May, 2019, the Trump administration raised tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of imports from China. This escalation of events caught observers by surprise. The Chinese side has retaliated with tariffs on American goods.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

China hosts BRICS. South Africa considers early election. Kenya markets react to nullified election. Baltic PMs meet in Poland. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK digests the impact of a new coalition arrangement. South Korea hosts second AIIB summit. Federal Reserve discusses 2017 rate hike. All in The Week Ahead.  UK digests the impact of a

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Clinton and Trump face off. Argentina presents inflation targets. Italy releases budget. Congress faces government shutdown. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

European leaders discuss the economy and migration. South African central bank explores economic concerns. U.S. presidential campaign continues as new economic data is released. Turkey turns its attention to the U.S. Monetary policy forum

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK votes on Brexit. Nigeria shifts exchange rates. Yellen speaks to Congress. Egyptian courts rule on islands. The AIIB holds its first meeting.

North America Politics

Trump vs Clinton: Economic outlook remains uncertain

With the 2016 US presidential race almost certainly set for a Trump v. Clinton showdown, it is far less clear how their economic policies will play out.

Asia Pacific Politics

Risk outlook in the Philippines’ presidential election

On May 9th, the Philippines will go to the polls to select a new president. What are the key prospects and risks for investors in the upcoming presidential election. The Philippine

Economics North America

What to expect as the Federal Reserve decision nears

The Federal Reserve is set to raise rates for the first time in nine years this month. How could the Fed’s decision affect markets and politics as the world moves