Jan 23-27: EM reads

27/01/2012 |

Our selection of emerging markets-focused commentary on markets, economics and international policy, updated throughout the week

Emerging donors chip away at aid industry’s status quo - Reuters

Rogue aid? On the importance of political institutions and natural resources for China’s 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

India’s 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, Moody’s Says – Bloomberg

Argentina’s 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

Osborne’s RMB deal is a major boost for the UK – Grant Thornton

- Guest post: social housing won’t fix China’s economy – FT

And finally...

- Warren Buffett plays the ukulele on Chinese state TV's New Year's Eve gala show – Shanghaiist 

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In Focus

  1. RUSSIA: Putin’s Crimea victory risks economic defeat

  2. BANKING SECTOR: Cautious optimism returns to CEE banks as recovery begins

The banking sector is not really intermediating resources. There is no lending going on.

Debora Revoltella, head of the EIB’s economic department