- Costa Rica – lower interest rates to discourage inflows of hot money;
- Ecuador – using anti-trust laws for political purposes;
- Russia – the Kremlin is pushing for lower interest rates;
- Singapore – the economy may be in recession after all.
Other countries listed in the report are: GERMANY: No longer the locomotive of Europe; ISRAEL; MALI: French intervention; PAKISTAN: Ongoing power struggles; PARAGUAY; SIERRA LEONE; SPAIN; UNITED KINGDOM: Fears of triple-digit recession.
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