Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (August 4 - 7, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
Argentina’s latest default poses unsettling questions for policymakers. True, the country’s periodic debt crises are often the result of self-destructive macroeconomic policies. But, this time, the default has been triggered by a significant shift in the international sovereign-debt regime.
On 29 June, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia, and one of the central figures in managing the Asian crisis of the late 1990s, gave the annual Per Jacobsson Foundation Lecture at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (04-08-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (August 1 – July 28, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
If and when Thailand's military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha finally hands over to a civilian elected government, that government is clearly going to have a debt problem of serious proportions.
On 17 June, delegates to the First State Bank "Banking and Economic Conclave" in Mumbai heard a speech by the charismatic governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raghuram Rajan. The ostensible subject of Rajan's speech was the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FLSRC) report, which he calls "one of the most important, well researched and well publicized reports in Indian financial history".
While the rest of the world recovers from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, Europe is stagnating. Eurozone growth is expected to be 1.7% next year. What can be done about it?
So far, 2014 has seen Russia dominate much of the news agenda. An already weak economic situation looks as though it is about to be given another downwards push.
With its economy flat lining and being held up by oil and gas exports, Russia desperately needs to increase the scale of those exports. On the face of it the massive $400 billion deal Russia signed with China on 21 May, for a 30 year gas supply contract, looks just the ticket to deliver that increase over the long haul.