Tag: emerging markets

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Aug2015
FAST FINANCE The impact of commodity price, currencies and the Shanghai market’s volatility finally spills into developed countries’ equity markets but the effect was short-lived as NY Federal Reserve President William Dudley said a rate hike was ‘less compelling’ now than several weeks ago.  Dudley’s remarks were followed later in ... Read More
August 31, 2015Blake Goud

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Aug2015
FAST FINANCE The surprise announcement that China would allow the renimbi to depreciate by 4.4%, thrust currencies into the spotlight. The term ‘currency war’ is back since it was popularized in 2010 by Brazil’s former finance minister Guido Mantega.  Now, the competitive devaluations are spreading across the MENASEA region raising the ... Read More
August 23, 2015Blake Goud

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Jul2015
FAST FINANCE Emerging markets are selling off in historic ways as a basket of emerging market currencies hits lows not seen since before the commodities supercycle began at the start of the millennium.  Besides emerging market currency values, also sliding are foreign exchange reserves held by emerging markets, commodities ... Read More
July 27, 2015Blake Goud

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Jul2015
FAST FINANCE All eyes this week were on the Eurozone as Greece teeters on the brink of Euro exit.  The ripples spread across the world…and across the Mediterranean with effects on North Africa, the Levant and Turkey, as described in our first feature article.  In other MENASEA news, Malaysia’s ... Read More
July 13, 2015Blake Goud

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May2015
Rumors that Tadawul would open to foreign investors swirled for years before they will be realized when the market opens in June 2015 but the opening is modest based on the maximum foreign investor ownership limits. Compared to many emerging markets, the amount available to foreign investors is modest (at ... Read More
May 6, 2015Blake Goud