Argentina – more problems during Pres. Fernandez’ second term;

Belgium – a new Federal government, at last;

China – the markets no longer believe in accelerated yuan appreciation;

Eurozone – the meaning of Standard & Poor’s downgrade;

South Africa – an ominous widening of the current-account BoP gap.

To read the full story click on the attachment:  Weekly Focus 12-08-11

Other countries covered in this report are: Brazil, Croatio, Malawi, Myanmar, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, United States

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