China is more concerned about inflation than growth and little is likely to change soon in Venezuela.

  • China – more concern about inflation than growth;
  • Croatia – Slovenia will not block the country’s EU accession;
  • Moldova – again without a government;
  • Tunisia – a fragile interim administration;
  • Argentina – There is still a distinct risk that the country may default on foreign debt for a second time since 2001;
  • Brazil – mixed signals;
  • Hungary – A renewed flare up of the battle over democratic checks and balances upsets the European Commission and will continue to block any deal with the IMF;
  • Qatar – a remarkable boom is petering out;
  • Slovenia – crisis may not end anytime soon;
  • United Arab Emirates – back with a bang from the 2009 crisis;
  • Uzbekistan – Trading with this country, never easy, has become exceedingly tricky;
  • Venezuela – little is likely to change.

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