Macroeconomic update: Strong US dollar, weak commodities, subdued global growth

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Report summary

Falling commodity prices and divergent monetary policies are resulting in huge swings in exchange rates. Such swings have far reaching effects – amplifying inflation or deflation, changing competitiveness, and playing havoc with debt markets. Will shifting exchange rates help to address imbalances in the global economy, or will they lead to the next crisis? 

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Table of contents

  • USA: the dangers of a strong dollar
  • Europe: finally a reason to be positive?
  • Japan faces deflation once again
  • China: all eyes on government policy
  • India turning over a new leaf?
  • Latin America: don't look down
  • Conclusion

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  • US goods trade deficit
  • European composite PMIs: new business activity
  • China's key growth targets
  • GDP growth outlook for Latin America has deteriorated

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