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Economics South and Central Asia

Falling oil prices raise concerns over Azerbaijan stability

The ongoing fall of oil prices leaves the Azerbaijani economy exposed to structural issues, increasing the risk of social unrest linked to current hardships. Since December 2015, the Azerbaijani economy has

Economics Europe

A Franc Discussion: Switzerland’s currency troubles

The Swiss National Bank is faced with an overheating currency and slumping economy following the decision to abandon the currency exchange rate cap on the Euro. Uncertainty in the EU

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 Latin America

Argentina’s default raises more questions than answers

Of all the defaults through Argentina’s history, the one on august 3rd 2014 is the strangest to date. Moreover, its implications could spill over to the rest of global markets. In

Economics Europe

Czech Republic joins currency debasement race

Markets flooded with koruna as the Czech central bank pursues ambitious inflationary target. When faced with the issue of no-growth, sometimes even deflation, what do you do as a responsible