Nigeria: Issues As Nigeria Prepares for First Sovereign Green Bonds – – 18/07/2017

As Nigeria prepares to issue the first Sovereign Green Bonds by this third quarter, CHIKA OKEKE examines several inter-agency collaboration, benefits of the bonds and how it would green Nigerian economy.

Source:, 2017/07/18

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China second-quarter GDP growth likely to cool as Beijing targets property, debt risks – Reuters – 17/07/2017

China is expected to report on Monday that its economy grew 6.8 percent in April-June from a year earlier, cooling from the previous quarter's robust 6.9 percent pace as policymakers seek to rein in property and debt risks.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/17

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Ireland is first ‘advanced economy’ to seek IMF public spending advice – here are the others – Business Irish – 13/07/2017

Ireland has joined ex-war-zones, former Soviet states and developing countries in seeking an International Monetary Fund (IMF) examination of public spending.

Source:  Business Irish, 2017/07/13

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For the sake of the global economy, Germans need to spend more – Quartz Multimedia – 12/07/2017

According to recently released data, Germany’s trade surplus hit €22 billion ($25.1 billion) in May, thanks to faster than expected export growth. Over the past 12 months, the country’s trade surplus was worth €247 billion, not far off its all-time high.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 2017/07/12

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60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed – Harvard Business Review – 12/07/2017

We identified many hotspots around the world where these changes are happening rapidly and other spots where momentum has slowed. Two years on, depending on where we live, we continue to move at different speeds toward the digital planet.

Source:  Harvard Business Review, 2017/07/12

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Could Indonesia’s Relatively Low Digital Competitiveness Have Long-Term Drawbacks? – The Market Mogul – 12/07/2017

According to MD World Digital Competitiveness Rankings, Indonesia is ranked the 59th out of 63 countries concerning readiness in adopting and exploring digital technologies leading to a change in how governments, businesses and in general, society, operates.

Source:  The Market Mogul, 2017/07/12

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China could export a recession to everyone else, says ex-IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff – CNBC – 06/07/2017

Former IMF economist Kenneth Rogoff said high debt levels in China were a big concern. China could export a recession, he said

Source:  CNBC, 2017/07/06

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Moody’s reaffirms Korea’s rating at Aa2, ups GDP outlook – Pulse – 06/07/2017

Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service upped the growth outlook for the South Korean economy this year to 2.8 percent, reflecting the stronger-than-expected pickup in the first quarter, while reaffirming the country’s sovereign credit rating at Aa2 with a stable outlook, said the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance on Wednesday.

Source:  Pulse, 2017/07/06

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Russia, China Ink $11 Billion in Partnership Deals – Investitutional Investor – 05/07/2017

A Russian sovereign wealth fund announces the launch of a $10 billion co-investment fund with China’s development bank and is pairing with China’s sovereign wealth fund for another $1 billion investment.

Source:  Investitutional Investor, 2017/07/05

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Ukraine’s economy has turned a corner – FT – 05/07/2017

Reform, not military power, will determine the country’s future

Source:  FT, 2017/07/05

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