Economy

Vietnam Faces Watershed Moment ahead of COP26

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For a sense of the stakes involved at the upcoming COP26 climate conference, look no further than Ho Chi Minh City’s fight against rising seawaters.

Global Forecast (10-25-2021)

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A major lapse of the ‘ASEAN way,’ COVID-19 spreads in China , and Evergrande lives to fight another day.

Emerging Markets Hike Rates to Get Ahead of Inflation

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Though central banks have approached the problem with different levels of urgency.

High Oil Prices Add to Emerging Market Currency Woes

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High oil prices are just the latest headwind to bear down on emerging markets.

Default Looms as Evergrande Tests China’s Real Estate Sector

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The next chapter of the Evergrande saga is set to begin over the weekend.

SNAPSHOT: No Relief for Natural Gas Prices in Europe

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Natural gas prices have skyrocketed in Europe since July, and they continue to defy gravity heading into the winter.

Global Forecast (10-18-2021)

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China’s growth slowdown, a new ‘Sputnik moment,’ and global stagnation fears amid higher energy prices.

Egypt Looks to Trade, Manufacturing for Future Growth

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Cairo is moving to situate itself at the heart of the post-COVID global trade order.

Want a Tesla? The Guinea Coup Might Make It More Expensive

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Aluminum prices have been spiking in the wake of the Guinea coup, with likely pricing consequences for electric vehicles down the road.

India’s Act East Policy: Warning to China or Flawed Strategy?

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Modi’s Act East Policy has boosted naval capacity and morale, but fallen short on overland connectivity and trade promotion.

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