Edition April 10, 2018 - Crédit Agricole S.A.
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  • Edition April 10, 2018

    Emerging Countries – Monthly News Digest

    Highlights: Slovenia is the good student of the European Union. Despite weakening, the Qatar economy is proving fairly resilient to the embargo. The IMF welcomes Nigeria's emergence from recession but warns about an economy that is still convalescent. China has a new vice Prime Minister. As a sign, among other things, of culpable interference between the Argentinian state and the Central Bank, inflation is picking up.

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  • Content:

    - Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia
    - North Africa, Middle East
    - Sub-Saharan Africa
    - Asia
    - Latin America
    - Trends to watch

  • Extract – China

    The constitutional and institutional reform includes removing the limit of two presidential mandates, a (constitutional) clause asserting the preeminent role of the CPC in governing the country, and plans to merge several committees, administrations, state departments and ministries (such as the merging of the Banking Supervision Committee and the Insurance Supervision Committee), and also to merge the whole state apparatus with the Party in order to place the former under the governance of the latter).

    Officially and substantively, the aim is to improve governance and facilitate the transformation of the Chinese economy and help it catch up with the developed economies. But we can also read a way to sustainably hold Mr. Xi to the helm of the country and to drastically strengthen the CCP's presence at all levels of Chinese society.

  • Slovenia: Public debt

    The banking sector had been especially hard-hit and the necessary intervention of the public finances had pushed debt levels up from 21.8% of GDP in 2008 to 82.9% in 2015. Since then, it has been trending down, to a forecast 76.4% of GDP in 2017, and a 63% projection in 2022. The budget deficit, which has also been significantly narrowed, is forecast to be in balance in 2018 and stabilise around this balance at the same time.

    Slovenia: Public debt
  • Associative topics : Africa and Middle East | Asia and Oceania | CEE and Central Asia | Latin America


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