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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

December 02, 2013
(from my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot) 

EM currencies are coming off a bad week. BRL, IDR, and CLP have all lost 2% or more against USD over the past week. Other notable underperformers are ZAR, TRY, and MXN, all down 1.0-1.5% against USD. Asia continues to outperform, with PHP, KRW, and MYR up about 0.5% against USD over the past week…
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Italy and Spain Move to Help Banks

December 02, 2013
European banks continue to be engaged in deleveraging.  It is partly driven by new capital requirements and partly by preparing for the next year's ECB's asset quality review and stress test.  The deleveraging process includes reducing assets and boosting regulatory capital.  Italian and Spanish officials are finding creative ways to help …
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Dollar Mixed, but in a Different Way than Last Week

December 02, 2013
The US dollar is beginning the new week on mixed footing, though the mixed performance is somewhat different than last week.  The euro and Swiss franc are heavier, while the Antipodean currencies are stronger.  On the other hand, with continuity with last week, sterling has continued to march ahead, while the yen remains on its back foot.  
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Macro Considerations

December 01, 2013
The macro picture remains largely unchanged. Janet Yellen is expected to lead the Federal Reserve into a new phase by beginning to taper its long-term asset purchases early next year. The ECB is expect to move in the other direction, leaning against the tightening of financial conditions and the disinflationary forces.  Although deflation appears …
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Cool Video: Does Math Exist ?

December 01, 2013
A fascinating Cool Video that may alter the way you understand math. It is not as long of a video clip from PBS Idea Channel as it may appear. The arguments about math's existence is about a about 6.5 minutes. Hat tip to Maria Popova on Explore for pointing it out  

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