Macro Prospects Dim for Turkey, but Niches Attract Investment
The Turkish central bank’s recent move to raise interest rates is a much-needed step to help an economy extremely vulnerable to global economic shocks.
Easing Basel Rules Boosts Bank Stocks, but Hazards Linger
European banks’ persistence paid off in mid-January as the Basel Committee somewhat relaxed two of its requirements on leverage and liquidity ratios.
Euro Improves Latvia’s Prospects but Highlights Geopolitical Tension
Investors to date have found it difficult to gain access to Latvia, but the adoption of the euro is encouraging.
Thailand Unrest Puts Investors in Holding Pattern
Investors take wait-and-see approach to Thai political turmoil.
Gap Between Two Koreas Widens With Trade Leader Purge, Brokerage Plans
North Korea executes key trade negotiator as South Korea aims for "Korean Goldman Sachs"
Independent Scotland Would Seek to Keep Pound; London Says No
A vote for independence from the U.K. in Scotland scheduled for September could pave the way for a new currency.
Ukraine's Trade Deal About-Face From EU to Russia Fraught With Risk
Failure of President Yanukovich to sign with Europe threatens progress, economy and government.
Germany Still Thorn in Side of Eurozone Banking Union
While in general German banks are stronger than others in the eurozone, stress tests could shine a light on a few exceptions.
Chile’s Economic Success Gives Upside to Future Investors
Chile is set to embark on a new and decisive economic and social chapter in its history.
South Africa’s Prospects Eroding
Slowing economy and labor unrest could lead to a downgrade.