China – hitting the US with punitive import duties on cars;

Hungary – an interest rate hike with more to come;

Italy – amendments to the austerity program;

Pakistan – the US Congress freezes an aid allocation;

Papua New Guinea – a troubling political deadlock that could end in violence.

Other countries covered in this roport:  CONGO (DEM. REP.), EGYPT, GERMANY, INDIA, ITALY,  SPAIN,  TURKEY and the UNITED KINGDOM

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