The FINANCIAL -- Global trade patterns have changed dramatically in the last two decades. Emerging markets now account for 42% of world exports, up from 19% in 1990, or 52% excluding intra-EU trade. Asia has firmly established itself as the centre of the “made in the world” vertical global supply chain, with China emerging as a mega-trader, according to Standard Chartered. ...

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The FINANCIAL -- The hope that Latin America had reached the bottom of its falling growth trend have proven false. We are making another round of downward revisions in our GDP forecasts for ...

The FINANCIAL -- The market for Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, is growing. ...

The FINANCIAL -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has participated in a syndicate to refinance a strategic gas storage facility in Hungary, following the sale of ...

The FINANCIAL -- Conditions in China’s manufacturing sector deteriorated in February, according to the HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. The index fell to 48.5, down ...

The FINANCIAL -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided strong support to emerging economies in 2013 to help them back to a path of recovery, despite a difficult ...

The FINANCIAL -- The HSBC Emerging Markets Index fell for the third month in a row as manufacturing activity slowed. The index dropped to 51.1 in February, from 51.4 in January, the lowest ...

The FINANCIAL -- Five years after the S&P 500’s lowest point of the Great Recession, a third of investors still remain skeptical about putting their money in the stock market, according ...

The FINANCIAL -- What happens when the US is no longer the world’s ‘consumer of last resort’? Uniquely, its balance of payments current-account deficit is slowly contracting during this ...

The FINANCIAL -- Global economic growth is increasing the demand for water, while the supply of water is also under pressure. ...

The FINANCIAL -- China held its growth target at 7.5 per cent but widened its fiscal deficit forecast to 2.1 per cent of GDP in the budget presented to this year’s National People’s ...

The FINANCIAL -- Exporters are more confident than they were six months ago because of a strong recovery in industrialised economies, according to the latest HSBC Trade Forecast. ...

The FINANCIAL -- The bi-annual Index, commissioned by Barclays and Grant Thornton UK LLP, which surveyed over one hundred senior decision-makers within Logistics businesses, recorded an ...

The FINANCIAL -- Large scale banks, which make up the largest share of the deposit portfolio in Georgia, are offering the lowest interest rates on deposits and the highest on customer ...

The FINANCIAL -- Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John Tsang, made ‘competitiveness’ the theme of his 2014 budget speech. There will be no major tax hikes, but the budget surplus should ...

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