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China trade data – too good to be true?
China released its official January data for exports and imports last week and the results were unexpected 18 Feb
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2018/19
In another robust year of M&A activity fuelled by a number of mega deals, emerging Europe witnessed an increase in overall deal value of 12.5% year on year 15 Feb
New year, new hope…
A series of interest rate rises by the US Federal Reserve and a trade war between the US and China applied the brakes to economic growth for many economies in 2018 11 Feb

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Boeing meets Brazilian resistance in hopes for upper hand in the lucrative passenger aviation market
Having cleared its biggest hurdle, the approval of Brazil’s new government, the USD 4.2bn deal between plane maker Embraer and US counterpart Boeing seems more likely than ever. 28 Jan
Poles' purchasing power stands at EUR 7,228 in 2018
Amount represents half European average for last year 10 Jan
EMIS Daily Digest, 8 January 2019
The top stories from the last 24 hours in emerging markets news 09 Jan
Chile’s economic activity growth beats expectations in November
In m/m terms, the local economy recorded its strongest result since July 08 Jan

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Fitch confirms Russia’s rating at “BBB-”
Agency expectedly also keeps positive outlook on Moscow 19 Feb
Mexico posts record-high trade surplus with Canada in 2018
Mexican exports to this country jumped 24% last year 19 Feb
Saudi Arabia, France set up JV to develop warships
Vessels to be produced in Saudi country 19 Feb
Colombia’s GDP rises 3.4% y/y in Q4: Govt
The president Duque also sees the local economy growing 3.5% this year 19 Feb

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Hungary c-bank mulls "consumer-friendly" home insurance certification
The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) is considering introducing certification for "consumer-friendly" home insurance products in H2 2019 29 Jan
Argentina’s insurance regulator, cos join hands to encourage savings, investments
Argentina's insurance regulator (SSN) announced various tax incentives for savings products of life and retirement insurance companies. 29 Jan
Russian Railways invests RUB 14.3bn in rail infrastructure in 2018
Some 200 km of station tracks put into operation between 2015-2018 21 Jan
Nigeria in top 10 of world’s cheapest petrol selling countries
Country is sixth in GEPin’s ranking, Venezuela comes first 17 Jan

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ADB is preparing a Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan
Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support Uzbekistan's transition to dynamic market economy 13 Feb
Oman Oil Marketing Company to expand business to Saudi Arabia, Tanzania
Move in line with company’s ambition to be among top five fuel marketers in region 12 Feb
Mauritius Commercial Bank opens office in Kenya
New branch to facilitate business between two countries 04 Feb