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Mexico Trade Surplus
Mexico's exports surged up 36% in January from a year earlier, driven by petroleum products. The rise outpaced a 23% annual jump in imports leaving the trade surplus at $398 million.
- Information provided by Euromoney group sources.
Russia is finally diversifying its economy — but not in the way anyone expected
By Takehiko Nakao
Asian borrowers are slowly starting to join the global trend of issuing bonds labelled as green. In fact, Asian companies have been issuing bonds for green purposes for years — but the attention the green branding attracts could stimulate the market and create a snowball effect that ultimately benefits the climate. By Matthew Thomas.
Debt has become a cause for concern in every one of Asia’s biggest nations: one that has to be addressed before it metastasizes, spilling into the wider region and undermining the global economy. Of greatest concern is, of course, China.
Latin American economists need to grasp the policy challenges posed by a year of “mediocrity” in the face of the slump in the oil prices, a stronger dollar and an expected hike in US rates.
Russia’s eastward foray and energy deals with China, far from saving its economy, are revealing Vladimir Putin’s weak bargaining position.
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