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Asia Pacific Finance

China’s central bank stands alone against inflation

Renminbi internationalization may work against the Chinese central bank’s effort to tighten liquidity and curb rising inflation. Commercial banks will also have bigger leverage over the central bank as more

Latin America Politics

Venezuela’s President Maduro seeks greater autonomy

After six months as president, Hugo Chávez’s handpicked successor, Nicolás Maduro, has made an official request to parliament to rule by decree. The President has spoken out against the corruption

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Energy Prices Drive Inflation in Japan

Japan’s efforts to increase inflation are getting a boost from energy prices, yet overall inflation rates continue to be below government targets of 2%. Inflation up Japanese consumer prices increased

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Assad’s Economic Lifeline is a Stable Syrian Pound

The Syrian revolution has raged for nearly two and half years, resulting in excess of 100,000 deaths and the immense destruction of the country’s infrastructure. An uprising spurred by discontent

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part II: The Levant and North Africa

See Part I for an introduction to the Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013. Just as the Gulf countries exhibit similar strengths and weaknesses, countries of the Levant and North Africa

Economics Latin America

Interview: Professor Marcelo Simon on Argentina’s Economic Future

A decade after Argentina’s historical financial collapse, foreign investors are returning to the once 5th wealthiest economy in the world. Lured by its resource abundant land, highly literate population and

Latin America Politics

Reasons for optimism in Venezuela

With Hugo Chavez’s death, there are hopes that the excesses of Chavismo will be rolled back, as Venezuela needs to tackle its systemic economic problems. It is easy to get

Asia Pacific Economics

If Abenomics is to succeed

The Bank of Japan’s quantitative easing program cannot by itself guarantee success of Abenomics. So, what additional developments should we look out for? It is obvious to anyone who pays