Category Archive: 5) Global Macro

Emerging Markets: What has Changed

China granted US asset managers a CNY250 bln ($38 bln) quota under the existing QFII system Bank of Korea surprised the market by delivering a 25 bp rate cut to 1.25% Oman issued its first global ...

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Discover Colombo: travel in the fastest-growing city in the world | The Economist

The capital of Sri Lanka is forging a new identity. Once this island nation was known for its long-running civil war, but now a fashion designer, a celebrity chef and an Australian expat will show you why its capital has become the fastest growing city destination in the world. See what they love about this …

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Food in Colombo by one of its celebrated chefs | The Economist

Sri Lankan chef Dharshan Munidasa behind the scenes at one of his restaurants. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. The insiders’ guide to each city follows at the …

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Charles Hugh Smith – A Radically Beneficial World

SpokenTome.media Audiobooks presents Charles Hugh Smith in conversation with Mark Jeftovic. Charles discusses his book “A Radically Beneficial World”, the monetary system, and creating meaningful work for all.

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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

Russian central bank meets Friday and is expected to keep rates steady at 11.0%.  However, the market is split.  Of the 25 analysts polled by Bloomberg, 13 see no move and 12 see a 50 bp cut to 10.5%.  The central bank has been on hold since the last...

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Emerging Markets: What has Changed

Local press is reporting that RBI Governor Rajan does not want to serve another term The incoming Philippine government is signaling looser fiscal policies ahead

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Driverless cars: promises for the future from Mercedes and Ford

Since the 1950s car makers have dreamed of driverless vehicles. Is this farfetched future about to become reality? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries—from music and cars to hospitality—are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. As well …

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Bangalore’s first female auto rickshaw driver and the ride-hailing revolution

Go for a ride with Shantam, Bangalore’s first female auto rickshaw driver. Before ride-hailing apps, she struggled to pay the rent. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries – from music and cars to hospitality – are currently being disrupted by the …

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The future of the car industry | The Economist

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber, Ola and Lyft are not only challenging taxi drivers around the world, they are also disrupting the car industry as a whole as people prefer to hail a ride than buy their own set of wheels. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an …

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Emerging Market Preview

EM ended last week on a soft note.  The icing on the cake was Yellen’s speech Friday afternoon, which confirmed the more hawkish stance seen in the FOMC minutes and other recent official comments.  We warn tha...

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Emerging Markets: What has Changed

Korea will extend trading hours for stock and FX markets by 30 minutes effective August 1 The Monetary Authority of Singapore said it will withdraw BSI Bank’s license for breaches of money-laundering rules The US lifted a decades-old arms embargo on Vietnam The Nigerian central bank said it would allow “greater flexibility” in the FX …

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Emerging Market Preview for the Week Ahead

EM had another rocky week, but managed to end on a slightly firmer note Friday.  Market repricing of Fed tightening risk was the big driver last week, and that could carry over into this week.  There are several Fed speakers in the days ahead, capped...

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Emerging Markets: What has Changed

The Philippine central bank moved to an interest rate corridor Saudi Arabia is preparing to sell its first global bond ever Transport Minister Yildirim, a close ally of President Erdogan, will become Turkey’s new Prime Minister The new Brazil cabinet continues to take shape with a market-friendly bias In the EM equity space, South Africa …

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RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstruction | The Economist

In February 2015, Islamic State militants posted a video online showing the destruction of antiquities in and around the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq. For our first virtual reality project and 360° video, we have built a virtual museum to house those destroyed objects. This reconstruction of the Mosul Museum in Iraq was commissioned …

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[5/20/16] – 61. The War on Cash with Charles Hugh Smith

The show notes page for this episode can be found at: http://www.wakeupcallpodcast.com/war-on-cash Charles Hugh Smith, proprietor of oftwominds.com and author of “Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform,” joins Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros to discuss the war on cash, negative interest rates, bail-ins, and other forms of financial repression.

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Emerging Markets Preview: Week Ahead

EM ended last week on a soft note, and that weakness seems likely to carry over into this week. Dollar sentiment turned more positive after firm retail sales data on Friday, though US rates markets have yet to reflect any increase in Fed tightening expectations. Over the weekend,

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The Economist Group Careers

The Economist Group is an international company, employing staff throughout the world. Our vision of the world, our style and our whole philosophy are unique and we stress the links between politics and business. That philosophy is at the core of how we operate internally as well: at the Group you have a voice, and … Continue reading...

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Inside Ivory Coast’s hidden gold rush | The Economist

Inside Ivory Coast’s hidden gold rush takes a look at the gold mining industry in Ivory Coast. For a long time mining was seen as a dirty alternative to a more wholesome farming lifestyle. But some of the richest gold-mining potential in Africa is luring hundreds of thousands of Ivorians off the land and into …

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EM FX Technical Picture

Note that MSCI EM fell 21% from November 4 to January 21.  It then rallied 25% to challenge the November highs, but it has since fallen back.  MSCI EM has now retraced about a quarter of this year's rally.  Major retracement objectives come in near 7...

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Miami’s Forrest Gump has run along the same beach every day since 1975

He’s been called the Forrest Gump of Miami. Raven has run an 8 mile stretch of South Beach, every single day, since 1975. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the …

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