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The City

Growing Economies, Rising Problems – Part II

WASHINGTON: The rise of developing countries is transforming the global economy. Whereas for the bulk of the world’s population economic stagnation …

Growing Economies, Rising Problems – Part I

JAKARTA: The world is witnessing a chaotic transition to uncertainty. While there is a profound transformation in global economic power balance, the …

Turkey’s Economy and Erdogan’s Shame

“Dramatic” is not an adjective often associated with central banking. Yet it is the only word to use for what happened last night in Turkey.<p>At an …

Mexican economy should be growing 5 percent by 2016 - Videgaray

MEXICO CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mexico’s economy should grow by more than 5 percent per year in the second half of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s 2012-2018 administration thanks to economic reforms, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday.<p>In 2013, Congress passed a series of measures aimed …

How is Mexico's economy? Depends on where you're standing

Consumer confidence has dipped in Mexico, where citizens are starting to feel the impact of the country's tax overhaul. Meanwhile, the government's …

Emerging threat or opportunity?

THE sell-off in emerging markets has been the big investment trend of the year and strategists are scrambling to discuss the implications. Most …

Goldilocks and the bears

EQUITY markets started 2014 in a buoyant mood, after 30% gains for American shares in the previous year. Investors seemed to believe that the worst …

Turkey faces tough economic adjustments | Financial Times

As the market storm that followed Turkey’s interest rate increase subsided on Wednesday, the country was left facing much higher rates than before, a …

The money has to go somewhere

“FOLLOW the money” was the advice of Deep Throat in “All the President's Men” and it is often a useful guide to future market problems. When a lot of …

Smeltdown

INDONESIA’S government concedes that it will cause short-term damage; but on January 12th it went ahead and banned exports of mineral ores, at last …

Locus of extremity

THE central bank of Turkey boasts an impressive art collection, including a canvas by Erol Akyavas entitled “Locus of Extremity”. That was pretty …

Indonesia Economic Outlook 2014: Stronger GDP Growth On Trade Balance Recovery And Lower Inflation

Indonesia can expect an easier 2014, as the Southeast Asian nation’s economic fundamentals improve across the board. In particular, GDP is expected …

Why Southeast Asia's Boom Is A Bubble-Driven Illusion

Since the Global Financial Crisis, Southeast Asia has been one of the world’s few bright spots for economic growth and investment returns. With its relatively young population of 600 million and its growing middle class, Southeast Asia has been the scene of a modern-day gold rush as international …

Angola in their sights

LAST month a gang of Nigerian pirates stole a tugboat and sailed south into Angolan waters, where on January 18th they attacked the <i>MT Kerala</i>, an oil …

An Amazon.com for Africa?

IT IS impossible to shop in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, says Jeremy Hodara, the French co-founder of Jumia, an online retailer that began …

Africa’s big shots

THERE was a great deal of misery in South Africa after the national football team lost 3-1 to Nigeria in Cape Town on January 20th. The defeat means …

A murky business

THE standard depiction of oil theft in Nigeria shows a young man, knee-deep in a swamp, with a bucket or wooden canoe full of pilfered thick black …

Ever closer

THE euro crisis has put most people off currency unions. But not in Africa, it seems. In November the leaders of five countries of the East African …

West Africa

An awakening giant

LESS than an hour’s drive outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a farmer walks along a narrow path on a green valley floor after milking his cows. …

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The 2014 Millionaire Race: Goodbye BRICs, Hello MINTs

In 2014, the MINT countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey), will surpass the BRICSs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) in the world race for millionaires, according to a new study by SPEAR’s magazine and WealthInsight, a London-based research service.<p>The MINT countries asa whole will perform …

Erdogan at bay

GIANT posters of Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are appearing on billboards across the country with the slogan “solid will”. The …

How to invest in the 'Mint' emerging markets

Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey have been tipped as the next economic giants. Can savers make money or is this the latest investment fad?<p>The chances are you have probably heard that Mint is no longer just a peppermint sweet; it is now also an investment acronym which in the next decade or two …

After The Fragile Five, The Exposed Eight: The Bad News About BRICS and MINTs

These are heady times for acronyms and catchy titles. We’ve had the BRICS. As I reported last week, we now have the MINTs too. Along the way we discovered the BIITS, the troubled group of emerging countries with rising deficits, which at some point became more commonly known as the Fragile Five. …

One conversation at a time

<b>The Assassin from Apricot City.</b> By Witold Szablowski, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. <i>Stork Press; 210 pages; £8.99</i><p>A WEEK before …

The mask is off

A SENSE that things are sliding out of control has gripped Turkey since prosecutors launched a series of investigations into bribery and corruption …