Sub-Saharan Africa needs solid growth plans to avoid hard landing – IMF – Fin 24 – 12/09/2017

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa require strong and sustainable growth plans to ensure periods of sharp growth don’t end in a hard landing, a working paper by the International Monetary Fund argued.

Source:  Fin 24, 12/09/2017

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Emerging markets: The next growth vector – Money Web – 13/09/2017

After a long period of fragile growth, the global economy appears to be in recovery mode. Global stock markets are performing remarkably well – hitting all-time highs on the back of low interest rates. In this environment, emerging markets have piqued the interest of investors.

Source:  Money Web, 13/09/2017

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China’s Currency Rebounds as Economic Optimism Returns – New York Times – 11/09/2017

For those who worry about the state of the world economy, China has long been a major reason to lose sleep. Its financial system labors under a mountain of loans, while weaker growth has prompted many Chinese people and companies to move their money overseas in recent years.

Source:  New York Times, 11/09/2017

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Dollar rally pauses as market braces for U.S. inflation data – Reuters – 11/09/2017

The U.S. dollar’s rally paused on Thursday as traders waited for consumer inflation data later in the day for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will maintain its gradual pace of credit tightening.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

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World is not becoming China-centric – The Economic Times – 07/09/2017

The belief that China is emerging as a new global hegemon and the world is hurtling towards Chinese unipolarity is misplaced as it lacks the wherewithal of the US which remains a pre-eminent power, says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.

Source:  The Economic Times, 07/09/2017

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Canada: Big banks raise consumer lending rates after Bank of Canada rate hike – Financial Post – 06/09/2017

The prime lending rate at the country's five big banks will rise to 3.2 per cent, effective Thursday, following the Bank of Canada's rate hike

Source:  Financial Post, 06/09/2017

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Global Investor Sentiment Improves, Except in US – Financial Tribune – 05/09/2017

Investor sentiment towards most geographic regions improved in September, although according to the results of one widely-followed survey there is some skepticism surrounding the situation in the US.

Source:  Financial Tribune, 05/09/2017

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China issues new guidelines to limit overseas investment – World Finance – 21/08/2017

Overseas investments in the entertainment, hotel and property industries will be discouraged by the Chinese Government, in favour of proposals that fit the country’s macroeconomic strategy

Source:  World Finance, 21/08/2017

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IMF identifies pain points for Qatar economy amid sanctions – The National – 31/08/2017

After team visit to Doha, fund has forecast that the country's non-oil growth would reverse this year.

Source:  The National, 2017/08/31

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U.S. Economy Grew 3% in 2nd Quarter, Fastest Pace in 2 Years – New York Times – 30/08/2017

The current recovery has entered its ninth year — long by economic standards — but it is showing some unexpected vigor.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/08/30

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