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Argentina: Monthly Minimum Wage Forecast

23rd October 2018
At the start of 2018, Argentina’s monthly minimum wage stood at 9,500 ARS (01/2018). The monthly wage rate stood at 9,500 ARS up until June 2018. By December 2018, this figure is projected to go up to 11,300 ARS per month, where it will stabilize until February of 2019, reach 12,500 by the end of June 2019. This is major growth in comparison to where these figures stood just five years ago at 3.300 ARS per month at the end of 2013.
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Fed Lifts Rates and Forecasts a Steeper Path of Hikes

22nd March 2018
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to raise its benchmark funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The hikes are in line with the FOMC’s plans for gradual tightening and further adjustments in the stance of monetary policy amid a robust increase in economic activity and continuous improvement in the labour market.
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How will the Chinese Central Bank Respond to the Fed Rate Hike?

21st March 2018
US Federal Reserves will host a monetary policy meeting this Wednesday, March 21. Fed Watch shows that the probabilities for a target rate hike stood at 91.6% as of March 20. How will the Chinese Central Bank respond to a highly probable Fed rate hike?
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EU Records Highest Economic Growth in 10 years

21st March 2018
In macroeconomic terms, 2017 was certainly a year of optimism for the EU, as the Union recorded a 2.4% annual GDP growth, its best performance since 2007. A 2.6% increase in the October-December quarter also meant that the EU has been growing for 19 consecutive trimesters since Q1 2013.
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Emerging Europe M&A Top Deals in 2017

16th February 2018
Dealmakers were active across the region in 2017 as CEE enjoyed robust economic growth though fewer megadeals meant overall M&A values were lower than in 2016.
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Inflation Returns to Developed Markets

13th February 2018
In 2017 inflation accelerated across the developed economies as global inflation reached 3.2%. Against a backdrop of higher inflation and reduced economic slack, central banks are expected to tighten the reins next year in most developed economies. Conversely, the central banks in main emerging markets will cut their key rates, reflecting a more stable macroeconomic environment.
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Portfolio Investments in ASEAN Amid Policy Easing

25th January 2018
Since the financial crisis Emerging Market Economies (EMEs) have provided attractive investment opportunities for international investors seeking to diversify away from the advanced economies mired in sluggish growth and with squeezed profit margins. The persistently high GDP growth differentials and interest rate spreads between the advanced economies and the EMEs have been widely recognized as key determinants of much of the international capital flows.
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UK Construction

23rd January 2018
The UK Construction industry appears to have strengthened over the past 5 years. There are two main industries however that haven’t fared quite as well as the rest.