Our selection of emerging markets-focused commentary on markets, economics and international policy, updated throughout the week
- Emerging donors chip away at aid industrys status quo - Reuters- Rogue aid? On the importance of political institutions and natural resources for Chinas allocation of foreign aid - VoxEU- Where Are The Emerging Market Risk Bombs? - Zero Hedge- China: The paradox of prosperity - Economist- Fool in the Shower to Give Fed a Good Scalding: Caroline Baum - Bloomberg- Austerity and the markets: the perils of prudence - Economist- Davos Dispatch: Nobelist Spence on Next Convergence - Yahoo! Finance- Cooling China worries some multinationals - Reuters- Analysis: More, not less, oil this year despite Iran ban - Reuters
- Things are terrible. Whoopee! - Economist
- In Thailand, A Rare Peek At His Majesty's Balance Sheet - Forbes
- Nigeria: Power outage - FT- Davos 2012: The Rise of Regions in a G-Zero World The Atlantic- Billionaires Occupy Davos as 0.01% Bemoan Inequality Bloomberg- Come on China, Buy our stuff! NYT- Why Singapore Has the Cleanest Government Money Can Buy: View Bloomberg
- Indias year of living stagnantly Project Syndicate- Capital inflows, exchange-rate flexibility, and credit booms - Vox EU- The End of Cheap China. Part II. - China Law Blog- Hungary, Misunderstood? - NYT- China Financing Slowdown Reduces Systemic Risk, Moodys Says Bloomberg- Argentinas drought: counting the costs - FT- Going abroad: the world in their hands Economist- China's Foreign Aid: The Economist still doesn't get it China-Africa Real Story- In Defense of China's GDP data WSJ- Are China and India converging? Vox EU- Fatima Bhutto Blasts Imran Khan WSJ- Osbornes RMB deal is a major boost for the UK Grant Thornton- Guest post: social housing wont fix Chinas economy FTAnd finally...- Warren Buffett plays the ukulele on Chinese state TV's New Year's Eve gala show Shanghaiist
The EBRD will take on Libya as a member this week but analysts are warning that the multilateral may be biting off more than it can chew
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