• Asia – a new trading bloc being formed by China, Japan and South Korea
  • Bahrain – a tighter union with Saudi Arabia
  • Eurozone – depressing economic forecasts
  • Greece – the ECB has stopped lending to some banks
  • Mexico – the economy picked up momentum
  • Netherlands – ever deeper political divisions
  • Turkey -reviving the stalled bid to join the EU.

Other countries mentioned in the report:  Algeria, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland &Spain

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