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May 26, 2016

* Equities in a sunnier mood
* May flash PMIs—diverging paths
* Brazil—a win for the government
* The Greek deal—disbursement welcome, but not much debt relief
* Our Madrid SMM—macro, markets, politics, fintech!

May 25, 2016

Our recent visit found that supportive policies and increasing effectiveness of the Jokowi government should result in a moderate firming of the economic expansion.

May 24, 2016

Despite Mehmet Simsek retaining his position as Deputy Prime Minister, other recent political developments in Turkey have considerably increased the chances of early elections or a referendum during the remainder of the year, leaving the near-term outlook for the Turkish economy cloudy.

May 20, 2016

The consequences of a British vote to leave the EU would be felt across the global economy and financial markets, and have profound political implications for Europe. From the perspective of the private-sector financial community, we see few positive post-Brexit scenarios.

May 19, 2016

* Markets are listening now
* FOMC puts June rate hike back on the table
* China—pickup in activity already softening
* Argentina—political honeymoon is over
* Venezuela—staring into the abyss

May 18, 2016

This week's visit to Athens finds officials and bank executives engaging in Greece's favorite pastime: discussing what to expect at the next program review scheduled to be concluded on May 24.

May 17, 2016

Cautious policies are helping Malaysia weather oil price collapse and other shocks. Following GST implementation and subsidy reforms, further budget adjustments eased market concerns. Given moderate growth, controlled inflation and external volatility, the policy rate is set to remain unchanged.

May 17, 2016

Our recent trip to Argentina found a more cautious mood and an increasingly less cooperative congress amid rising resistance to fiscal austerity. A turnaround in economic activity appears to be in the works, but its strength will depend on skillful policy management to sustain confidence in challenging circumstances.

May 16, 2016

The recent government overhaul signals the King’s determination to reform the economy. The strategy of increasing oil market share is working. Deep structural reforms, as highlighted in Vision 2030, would lead to sustained higher growth beyond the near term, driven by the private sector.

May 12, 2016

The composite index for EM bank lending conditions declined in 2016Q1, below the low observed in 2015Q3. All components of lending conditions remained in tightening territory for the third consecutive quarter. EM Asia was the only region not to experience a tightening in lending conditions.