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  • Turkey – Blurred lines - Updated Wed February 11, 2015

    • Political intervention in state institutions is reshaping Turkey • The most visible flashpoint is central bank independence, driving the TRY to historical lows • CBRT likely to continue to navigate between political pressures while monitoring ex...

  • Asia macro trackers – Room for monetary easing - Updated Fri February 6, 2015

    • The Philippines emerges as the best performer in Asia in Q4-2014 • Thailand’s growth tracker signals a pick-up in GDP from very soft levels; Indonesia’s GDP remains soft • Current account trackers are stronger than before ...

  • India – RBI adopts a wait-and-watch stance - Updated Tue February 3, 2015

    • RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 7.75%, makes further action contingent on upcoming data • We expect another 25bps inter-meeting cut in March on benign inflation, further fiscal consolidation • We remain positive on IGBs; recommend short- and me...

  • Philippines – GDP growth anchored by labour force - Updated Tue February 3, 2015

    • Private consumption is likely to anchor domestic growth amid external volatility • A lower unemployment rate and more full-time employment are likely to boost income and consumption • Trend growth could improve by 0.1ppt if 1ppt of those not in ...

  • Africa – Turning point in Ebola outbreak - Updated Mon February 2, 2015

    • The incidence of new Ebola cases has declined • The human, social and economic costs are severe in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone • The impact on the rest of Africa, including the economic cost, has been more limited ...

  • Sri Lanka – Upholding pre-election promises - Updated Fri January 30, 2015

    • Interim 2015 budget focuses on lowering cost of living; commitment to fiscal consolidation remains • Government expenditure shifts towards recurrent spending; public investment targets cut • New taxes introduced on the corporate sector and wealt...

  • Technology is reshaping the global economy - Updated Wed January 28, 2015

    • Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data and mobile technology are transforming both society and economy. • Adoption of existing and new technology has greater economic impact than invention in both emerging and de...

  • US macro and rates update - Updated Fri January 9, 2015

    • You are cordially invited to join us for an exclusive conference call presentation and Q&A with: • David Mann, Head, Asia Macro Research (host) • Thomas Costerg, US Economist • John Davies, US Rates Strategist • Bruno Lettich, Head, G10 R...

  • Asia data previews – 9 Jan 2015 to 16 Jan 2015 - Updated Fri January 9, 2015

    • China’s trade surplus likely eased slightly as imports contracted • BI and the BoK will likely keep rates on hold, but their policy biases will probably differ • Disinflation is spreading in Asia, but India may buck the trend ...

  • Zambia – Focus on the presidential by-election - Updated Fri December 12, 2014

    • Presidential by-election on 20 January will be a key near-term focus • Discussions on mining tax royalties and VAT refunds are likely to be deferred until after the election • ZMW may come under pressure as yields decline ...



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Technology: Reshaping the global economy

Digital technology is transforming the economy and society. Adoption, not invention, has the most economic impact. Technology can lift developed countries if they embrace change. New technologies offer more opportunities than challenges for emerging markets.