Emerging Markets

Turkey Grapples with (Another) Currency Crisis

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The lira is in free-fall, and this time it might take the Turkish banking system down with it.

Outlook 2019: Headwinds in Global Equity Markets

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2018 ended with a rout in global equity markets, and the trend could well persist in the year to come.

Emerging Markets Report (10-25-2018)

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A tentative recovery after a sell-off rippled through global equity markets yesterday.

Emerging Markets Report (10-05-2018)

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After a new sell-off in emerging markets around the world, all eyes are on today’s US jobs report.

Bond Yields Spiking in Lebanon

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The third most indebted country in the world is flirting with default.

Emerging Markets: Turkey Shifts to Austerity, But Will It Be Enough?

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Finance Minister Berat Albayrak unveils a new austerity drive, but the plan does nothing about the mountain of toxic debt in Turkey’s private sector.

FLASH: Turkey Central Bank Raises Interest Rates to Stem Lira Collapse

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Is Turkey’s central bank truly independent, or has the “enemy of interest rates” finally relented?

Will Argentinians Accept More Austerity?

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The Macri administration has been plunged into a perfect economic storm. Will it be able to weather it with more ‘gradual austerity,’ or are people already fed up?

FLASH: Vulnerable Emerging Markets

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Looking beyond Turkey, here are a few vulnerable emerging markets to keep an eye on.

The Turkey Contagion Threat

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Tracking the global market reaction to Turkey’s currency crisis with one overriding question in mind: How big is the contagion threat?

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