Our selection of emerging markets-focused commentary on markets, economics and international policy, updated throughout the week
The East African ride to Middle Income - Africa Can End Poverty (World Bank blogs)
Global Monetary Relief From Asia - Economonitor
China: investing too little? - Beyond Brics
Africa has been on the cusp of mainstream capital markets for years. While the continent made a breakthrough in the variety of issuance it produced in 2012-13, 2014 looks like it will be the year when African borrowers finally become established
Seen and heard in the corridors of the Annual Meetings
Emerging market bond markets may be heading for serious disruption in coming months even if the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates slowly and gently, bankers warned yesterday.
Sanctions have shut down Russian bond supply, the key component of the CEEMEA bond market. However, investors are getting stuck into opportunities elsewhere in the region
It is 13 years since the IMF called for an international agreement on how to wind up defaulted sovereign debt. Still there is no mechanism, and regrettably the vulture funds pursuing Argentina still seem to hold sway in the US. It's time for change
"Indonesia, having just seen a peaceful democratic election of a non-elitist leader, is probably going to embark on reforms that should keep growth at 5%-6% for years to come"
Jim O'Neill, economic advisor, IFC
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