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Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — Ukraine crisis having limited impact on EMsEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — France’s reform effort inches forwardLatin America Economics > Latin America Update — Colombia Election Watch – Santos on course for re-electionEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Russia’s economy less resilient than commonly perceivedGlobal Economics > Global Economics Update — Russia would be the main casualty of a “gas war”Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Watch — Fiscal stimulus alone won’t revive Russia’s economyAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Focus — A look back at Zuma’s first termEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — The economic implications of Ukraine’s IMF dealEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Hungary opts for another four more years of OrbanomicsEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Weekly — Is Jokowi the man to get Indonesia back on track?
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Algerian elections unlikely to herald major reformsLatin America Economics > Latin America Update — Colombia Election Watch – Next president must be a reformerEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — AK party’s support may suffer from weakening growthMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Markets Monitor — MENA equities continue to outperformEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — IMF deal brings Ukraine back from the brinkEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Chart Book — Crisis in Crimea takes its toll on RussiaEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Markets Monitor — Russian markets suffer as Ukraine crisis deepensEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Still no end to Thailand's political crisis in sightThis article appears in multiple services — Ukraine crisis is a far bigger threat to Russia than the WestEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Optimism over India’s elections may be misplaced
European Economics > European Economics Update — Veneto vote highlights Italy and EU policy challengesEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Watch — What do elections in Hungary and Turkey hold in store?Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Structural change in China: who is most vulnerable?Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — How vulnerable is Russia’s economy to Western sanctions?China Economics > China Economics Update — Premier Li shrugs off slowdown concernsUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — Scotland’s fiscal position is less comfortable than hoped forMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — A look ahead to Egypt’s presidential electionLatin America Economics > Latin America Focus — Dilma’s first term in six chartsJapan Economics > Japan Economics Weekly — How vulnerable is Japan to geopolitical risks?Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Venezuela: Creaking current account points to default
This article appears in multiple services — How much could financial sanctions on Russia hurt the West?China Economics > China Economics Update — Initial thoughts on the National People’s CongressEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Ukraine crisis a political, not economic, crisis for CEEChina Economics > China Watch — Three things to watch at the National People’s CongressEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Counting the economic costs of the Ukraine crisis for RussiaEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Taking stock of the recent drop in the rubleEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — First thoughts on the economic fallout from Ukraine’s unrestEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — How much financial support does Ukraine need?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — It’s the institutions, stupidEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — European elections may hinder national reform efforts
Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — What next for Ukraine?UK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — Scotland's government is likely to offer voters a currency 'Plan B'Emerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Focus — Thailand's political crisis and its economic implicationsEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Weekly — Prolonged political crisis holding back growth in ThailandGlobal Economics > Global Economics Update — G20 talking shop moves to SydneyEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Thailand's political crisis to continue dragging on economyUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — Does the short-selling decision mean London's being sold short?Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Market turmoil underlines need for greater EM discriminationJapan Economics > Japan Economics Update — Could local politicians block the restart of nuclear energy?Emerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Thailand’s political crisis: How will it play out?
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — The implications of Egypt's new constitutionEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — India: Fiscal drag in first quarter as government checks deficitEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Chart Book — EM recovery remains slow goingAfrica Economics > Africa Watch — A look ahead to the South African electionsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Watch — Lebanon's fiscal position could go from bad to worseEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Better governance needed for Turkish income “convergence”Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Watch — What does 2014 hold in store for Emerging Europe?Emerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Thailand’s political crisis poses growing threat to economyEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — What might Turkey’s political crisis mean for the economy?Latin America Economics > Latin America Watch — A look ahead to 2014 elections
UK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — Airports Commission draft report: what it might mean for the regionsEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Coalition politics still likely to hinder Indian reformEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Thailand’s political crisis adds to economic concernsAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Update — Nelson Mandela’s economic legacyEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — Elections in the "Fragile Five": threat or an opportunity?Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Political unrest could push Ukraine into an economic crisisEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Indian growth bottoming out, bumpy recovery aheadUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — Might Scotland adopt the euro rather than keeping sterling?Japan Economics > Japan Economics Update — How disruptive are tensions with China?Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Argentina: ignoring the lessons from Venezuela?
Emerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Update — Thailand’s economy remains fragile, and downside risks are risingLatin America Economics > Latin America Watch — What will Bachelet 2.0 mean for Chile?China Economics > China Economics Update — No “Master Plan” so far from Third PlenumMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Kuwait reform is likely to be a long journeyEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Czech election uncertainty unlikely to have big economic impactEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Long German coalition talks won't cause much changeUS Economics > US Economics Update — Senate edging closer to deal to reopen governmentLatin America Economics > Latin America Focus — End of ‘Kirchnerismo’ could unlock Argentina’s potentialEmerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — US default would put familiar faces back in the firing lineMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Fall in Tunisia’s government not a major economic setback
European Economics > European Economics Update — Renewed political uncertainty adds to Italy's problemsEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Merkel wins strong mandate to stick to her gunsUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — HS2 may boost particular cities but probably not the North as a wholeEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Bavarian state election points to national grand coalitionEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — What would a left-wing coalition mean for Germany?European Economics > European Economics Update — What would a new government mean for Norway?Global Economics > Global Policy Watch — Is there any point in the G20?Global Economics > Global Economics Update — How big are the global risks from Syria?Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — How badly will political unrest hit Egyptian tourism?Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Egypt sinks further into crisis, Gulf’s prospects brightening
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Chart Book — Egypt in turmoil (again)This article appears in multiple services — Help to Buy may help to re-electJapan Economics > Japan Economics Update — Hard work begins after the Upper House electionsGlobal Economics > Global Economics Update — G20 head for Moscow to talk about taperingGlobal Economics > Global Policy Watch — What to expect from transatlantic trade talksJapan Economics > Japan Economics Weekly — A look ahead to the Upper House electionsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — The economic implications of Egypt's second revolutionMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Reflecting on President Morsi's first yearLatin America Economics > Latin America Update — Government spending isn't the solution to Brazil's problemsEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Is another Greek election in the offing?
Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Brazilian protests underline economy's structural flawsCommodities > Commodities Update — Are oil prices set to take off due to Syria risks?Emerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — Czech PM's resignation a reminder of governance concernsUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Update — London’s mayor may one day get tax-raising powersEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Watch — Turkey: weak Q1 GDP could add to market concernsEmerging Europe Economics > Emerging Europe Economics Update — How important has political stability been for Turkey's economy?Japan Economics > Japan Economics Update — Verdict on Abe speech seems harshMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Kuwait's politics holding back investmentJapan Economics > Japan Economics Focus — Will “Abenomics” transform Japan?European Economics > European Economics Update — German election campaign offers no hope of fiscal boost
Middle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Egyptian cabinet reshuffle doesn't change bigger pictureUK Economics > UK Economics Weekly — Selling the banks would be no quick fixEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Weekly — Major challenges await Pakistan after electionsEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Italy: New government, same challengesEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Italy’s problems are far from overLatin America Economics > Latin America Update — Maduro's victory could herald period of instability in VenezuelaUS Economics > US Economics Update — Obama's budget will kick-start new round of negotiationsEmerging Asia Economics > Emerging Asia Economics Weekly — Malaysia's election - what it means for the economyAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Update — Kenyan markets rally but post-election challenges remainEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Can Italy shrug off its political deadlock?
Emerging Markets Economics > Emerging Markets Economics Update — BRICS summit more about politics than economicsEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — What next for Cyprus?China Economics > China Economics Update — First thoughts on Premier Li KeqiangChina Economics > China Economics Update — New leadership edging forward with reformEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Italian deadlock set to continueMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — Tunisia: political unrest and weak euro-zone dim outlookAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Update — First thoughts on Kenyatta's victoryAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Update — Markets holding their nerve as Kenya delays election resultsLatin America Economics > Latin America Update — Death of Chavez increases uncertainty in VenezuelaEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — What next for Italy?
China Economics > China Watch — Five issues to watch at the National People’s CongressEuropean Economics > European Economics Weekly — Is the crisis back?European Economics > European Economics Update — Political uncertainty to push Italy deeper into recessionMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — External fragilities remain high in the non-Gulf economiesUS Economics > US Economics Update — Bernanke weighs the costs and benefits of more QEEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Political deadlock could push Italy towards a bail-outEuropean Economics > European Economics Focus — Italy: After the electionUK Economics > UK Economics Focus — Are the Government’s fiscal plans crumbling?Africa Economics > Africa Economics Focus — The "two-speed" continentLatin America Economics > Latin America Watch — Ecuador gambles on a third Correa term
US Economics > US Economics Update — Sequestration a secondary issue to budget talksGlobal Economics > Global Economics Update — Talk of currency wars to dominate G20 meetingAfrica Economics > Africa Economics Update — A primer on the Kenyan electionsMiddle East & North Africa Economics > Middle East Economic Updates — The 'Arab Spring' - two years onEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Post-election Germany might offer periphery more supportEuropean Economics > European Economics Update — Cypriot bail-out struggles continueUK Cities & Regions > UK Cities & Regions Focus (Individual Cities & Regions) — What would independence mean for Scotland's economy?Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Ecuador: recent slowdown has further to runUK Economics > UK Economics Focus — What would Scottish independence mean for the remaining UK?Latin America Economics > Latin America Update — Taking stock of developments in Venezuela