Colombia – capital inflows make for an overly strong peso;

Japan – a doubling of the national sales tax is about to be legislated;

United Kingdom – a record trade deficit;

United States – a better-than-expected trade showing.

Other countries covered in this report:  China, India, Malaysia, Mali, Russia, Serbia, United Kingdom and Zambia

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