Asia’s emerging economies fight to diversify from China and the US.
Macroeconomy & Globalization
An analytical exercise that was moderately popular before the financial crisis has become a mandatory task in the post-crisis years.
After a summer of heavy turbulence in global financial markets, the new season starts with the seemingly endless story of when the Federal Reserve Board will raise interest rates. Although the Fed put off the move in September, the US central bank will up rates eventually, most likely at its next meeting in December. The hike will undoubtedly force some countries to shift monetary policies.
Guatemala’s political turmoil, with parties deadlocked in Parliament, a runoff election looming and corruption scandals exploding, means the government will operate in a kind of suspended animation until 2016.
With the country’s oil revenue set to slide by about 30% this year, privatization is a largely untapped resource.