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Europe Finance

What a sovereign default would look like on the ECB’s balance sheet

Central banks’ QE programmes have exposed them to sovereign defaults in an unprecedented way. However, the most likely candidate in Europe is likely to do little damage. Given the centrality

Economics Latin America

Argentinan President Macri calls for economic orthodoxy

Argentina’s economic reforms have surprised investors around the world. Yet, double digit inflation and an economic recession have stifled progress moving forward for the country’s new president, Mauricio Macri. As Latin

Latin America Politics

Inflation puts Macri’s economic reforms at risk

Macri is making big strides in reforming the economy and is met with relatively little political resistance, but daunting challenges remain.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy is crumbling under the burden of corruption and low oil prices

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Europe Finance

Scrapping the €500 bill highlights ECB-Berlin policy rift

The decision to scrap the €500 bill increases the risk of tensions between the ECB and Berlin and highlights both actors diverging policy interests.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Turkey’s new Central Bank Governor must walk political minefield

New Central Bank Governor Çetinkaya faces political pressure to cut interest rates while trying to reduce Turkey’s high inflation.

Latin America Politics

FARC isn’t the biggest threat to Colombia’s political establishment

A new political force is set to hijack post-conflict politics in Colombia, and it’s not going to be the FARC. Will an outsider candidate take the 2018 Colombian elections? Informally,

Asia Pacific Finance

Interest rates dip below zero for first time in Japan

The concept of negative rates that originated in Europe has now spread east. Just as customers of commercial banks earn interest on funds deposited with these banks, commercial banks normally

Economics Europe

Belarus caught in the middle between EU and Russia

Belarus’ future is torn between the potentially positive implications of the lifting of EU sanctions and the current major losses suffered by the national currency due to Russia’s economic crisis.

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