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Economic Views: Malaysia

The ringgit has risen strongly against the dollar in 2017 after a volatile 2016. Revived foreign portfolio inflows, improved growth, firmer oil prices

Economic Views: UK Still Sliding Towards Zero

Inconclusive election adds uncertainty, but tough Brexit negotiations still on the table.

Economic Views: Hungary

While keeping its key policy interest rates unchanged, the central bank lowered the cap for its 3-month deposit facility further from HUF500 billion f

Global Macro Views: Maturity Dimension of QE Purchases in the G-3

We look at the maturity dimension of central bank asset purchases. We show how the average maturity of central bank bond holdings has been evolving, a

Economic Views: GCC

Based on our detailed macroeconomic framework for the GCC countries, we expect fiscal breakeven oil prices to decline further in the coming years Gove

Chile: Credit Downgrade Looms

Two of the three risk rating agencies have revised Chile's outlook from stable to negative. The country's ratio of debt-to-GDP continues to grow.' Fur

Oman: Facing Major Challenges

The Omani economy is one of the most vulnerable of the MENA countries to prolonged lower global oil prices. We expect real GDP growth to slow to less

Economic Views: South Africa

Inflation is back in its target range, driven lower by moderation in food prices, and we expect it to hover around 5% in H2 2017. In the absence of a

Economic Views: Russia

The central bank cut its key policy rate in line with the consensus by 25bps to 9%.' With the 12-month headline inflation close to its target, the cen

Economic Views: United States

Why is Retail Employment Falling so Sharply? We examine whether changing shopping habits can explain large job losses. Our results show that the subs



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