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IMF names Kristalina Georgieva as new head

Economist Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria has been tapped to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF.  She is the first managing director of the IMF from an emerging economy.

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Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been recent changes in the Emerging Markets Indexes.  Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Dina Ting and Louis Hsu look at the Chinese, Agentinian and Saudi Arabian economies.

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Why are there protests in Hong Kong?

This article, published by the BBC, helps to give some context for the protests currently gripping Hong Kong in their dispute with China.

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Countering Global Protectionism, Pacific Trade Pact Nears Takeoff

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore & New Zealand have formally ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  The CPTPP will take effect in December of 2018.  What are the benefits of the CPTPP? How does it compare with current trade policies in the United States?  Writing for Reuters, Charlotte Greenfield provides details on the CPTPP and its possible implications on the global economy.

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China Is Investing In Developing Countries – What Is It Really Up To?

Writing on the London School of Economics Business Review’s blog, Isabella Neuweg looks at current trends in the Chinese economy.  Where is the country investing?  How has it made a impact in developing countries and energy infrastructure?

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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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Greece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme

Greece is finding its economic feet again as it completes its 3-year Eurozone emergency loan program.  While the country still faces problems, some are finding new hope for the future of Greece.  Mark Lowen of the BBC highlights this recovery process in this recent article.

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How Can Turkey Overcome Its Economic Troubles?

The crisis in Turkey has been making headlines around the world.  The country’s current political and economic instability has been a major talking point among scholars, politicians and investors alike. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton highlights the opinions of Wharton Professors Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes on the topic.

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The US-Turkey Trade Spat, Explained

Vox helps to bring some clarity to the current crisis in Turkey through the eyes of the trade war, tariffs and Trump.  This article does a good job of explaining how both internal and external influences have had such a dramatic impact on the currency and what that means for the future of Turkey’s economy.

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Turkey’s Lira Crisis Explained

BBC News has put together this simplified summary of the current crisis facing Turkey and the weakening Lira, its impacts and potential challenges facing Turkey’s economic future.

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