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An Unsurprising Move by the Reserve Bank not to Hike Interest Rates
SOUTH AFRICA - Market Brief 21 Jul 2016

​The South African Reserve Bank announced today it was keeping the benchmark interest rate at 7%, meaning that the prime lending rate would also remain at 10.5%. This was the second ...

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State of Emergency will reveal AKP’s true intentions
TURKEY - Note 21 Jul 2016

After a recommendation from the State Security Council, Turkey’s Cabinet of Ministers resolved to propose a State of Emergency to the Grand Assembly. While opposition parties CHP an ...

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Trying Times
ECUADOR - Quarterly Outlook 20 Jul 2016

The Ecuadorian economy contracted severely in Q1, with GDP shrinking 1.9% q/q, and 3% y/y. Despite the poor performance of oil revenues due to plummeting oil prices, the oil sector ...

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The Test of SA Democracy: August 2016 Elections
SOUTH AFRICA - Special Report 20 Jul 2016

On August 3, 2016, South Africa will hold its nationwide local government elections. Since its last local government elections in 2011, much has changed in the country’s political e ...