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.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 18 - 24, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
At a recent conference hosted by the Philippines' Chartered Financial Analyst Society, Amando Tetangco, Governor of the country's Central Bank reminded his audience that despite recent shocks, the Philippines' economy has turned in 60 quarters of consecutive, positive economic growth - something that few (if any) other countries in the world have achieved.
The economic historian Morten Jerven has set several cats among the continent’s pigeons by arguing that aspects of Africa’s economic renaissance are a mirage.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (21-07-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.
After two years of dogged wrangling, mainly to block China's ambitions for control, the new BRICS bank was announced as a reality at the sixth BRICS summit in the north eastern Brazilian city of Fortazela.