Trade disputes, dollar strength and extensive currency depreciation in Argentina and Turkey (both with large current account deficits) have weighed on emerging market (EM) sentiment in recent months.
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Growth in retail and services
Argument against case for Thursday rate hike
Global economy losing momentum as policy risks rise
Knockout contest by measuring each country's growth forecast
Eurozone inflation eased back to a rate of just 1.1% in February. As in the US, there is some indication of a modest pick-up in wage growth, and this has in the past been closely associated with the rate of inflation in the service sector.
Slowing business investment growth
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Opportunities in developing Asia
Stronger yen will translate into larger current account surplus
'Nobody wins in a war'
FTSE 100 was up for the month
Cuts inflation and growth forecast for Q2
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Sterling fell 0.7% to $1.38
Dropped to 2.5% in March
Japanese GDP is likely to expand an average 1.7% through March 2019. Growth should be about 1.6% in April through December this year, rising to 1.8% next January through March.
Governments around the world are performing a juggling act: trying to meet the demands for more government spending; keeping their taxes competitive, and avoiding their public debts spiralling out of control.
Japanese equity markets have been tested by global market volatility so far this year.
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