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  • Hope mixed with fear as Buhari takes control

    Hope mixed with fear as Buhari takes control

    Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari has started to make good on his promise for tough measures to stamp out corruption. But in economic policy, economists and investors worry the country may be taking an equally illiberal turn.

  • Brazil: in a hole and still digging

    Brazil: in a hole and still digging

    Brazil’s finances have gone from bad to worse and it is still hard to gauge when Latin America’s largest economy will bottom out

  • Climate finance: issues still remain between rich, poor states

    Ministers who attended the world finance ministers’ meeting on climate finance in Lima this week say it has helped to build trust between developed and developing countries. But thorny issues for negotiation remain, with only weeks to go until the crucial Paris summit in December.

  • Putin’s Russia braced for new storm front

    Putin’s Russia braced for new storm front

    There are signs that Russia may have come through the worst of its crisis, but all depends on commodity and energy prices, both of which are plummeting

  • Frustration creeps in after Modi magic

    Frustration creeps in after Modi magic

    Voting in Narendra Modi and his BJP party, India was expecting bold reform, slashing red tape, big infrastructure projects and privatisations. Eighteen months on it is still waiting

  • China’s Silk Road: such a long journey

    China’s Silk Road: such a long journey

    China’s Silk Road is a grand vision, bringing together Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, Oceania and parts of Africa. Following the stock market crash and intense scrutiny on the slowing economy, it is now more important than ever that the vision turns into reality

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  • NATALIE JARESKO: Charting a path to growth

    NATALIE JARESKO: Charting a path to growth

    For the last year and a half Ukraine has suffered from twin crises: Russia’s aggression, which resulted in the illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of Donbas; and a severe economic recession

  • JOAQUIM LEVY: Brazil — structural reforms pave the way for a new growth cycle

    JOAQUIM LEVY: Brazil — structural reforms pave the way for a new growth cycle

  • WERNER HOYER: A bottom line in green ink for private investors

    WERNER HOYER: A bottom line in green ink for private investors

  • MARK MOBIUS: The strength of emerging markets

    MARK MOBIUS: The strength of emerging markets

  • YUQING XING: China should let the yuan depreciate

    In order to calm the anxiety of foreign currency traders and hopefully reverse prevailing market expectations, China’s President Xi Jinping reiterated during his state visit to the US last month that there was no basis for long run depreciation of the yuan.

  • China will still be the powerhouse

    China will still be the powerhouse

    Axel Weber, chairman of UBS and former president of the Bundesbank, is not easily frightened. Speaking to Emerging Markets’ Toby Fildes at the bank’s headquarters in Zurich, he said he never doubted the Greek crisis would be resolved. He is similarly relaxed about China’s correction – confident that the economy will remain the driver of world growth. He is concerned about the long term effects of quantitative easing, though. Highlights include Weber’s views on financial technology and the prospects for banking consolidation.

  • BofA's Moynihan: apply leverage cap to all

    BofA's Moynihan: apply leverage cap to all

    Brian Moynihan, chairman and CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, talked to Emerging Markets’ Toby Fildes about the challenges facing his bank and the world economy. He exuded calm about China’s “adjustment”, said BAML could choose the right emerging markets to be in, and was relaxed about the US mortgage market and the health of the shale industry. Highlights include why US regulators should think about whether the leverage cap of six times Ebitda for US bank lenders is fair, when it doesn’t apply to all players. Plus why the blockchain is an opportunity, not a threat, for banks, and some advice for the CEO of Volkswagen on how to deal with what could be a hefty battering of fines.

  • Mizuho bids for global status

    Mizuho bids for global status

    Japan's economy may not be the envy of the world, but its banking sector is on the up. While European banks are pulling in their horns, especially in Asia and the US, Japanese institutions are expanding. Nobuhide Hayashi, president and CEO of Mizuho Bank, talked to Emerging Markets' Toby Fildes in Tokyo about the bank's determination to globalise its management style — and also about whether Abenomics can scrape Japanese growth off the floor, the worrying situation in China and the danger of procyclicality in regulation. Read the full interview at www.emergingmarkets.org and the highlights here.

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  2. Italy must tackle NPLs fast to release business lending, Visco warns

  3. World Bank’s Kim warns of stretched finances and reform timebomb

  4. Brazil: in a hole and still digging

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