Key takeaways Turkey is once again suffering from investors defiance toward its currency, as in 2018 and in March 2020, putting it apart from other emerging markets Turkey has adopted some unorthodox policies to support the Lira while essentially continuing its loose monetary policy, which fuelled a credit boom in 1H 2020 A further weakening […]
the economies of Mexico, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey have all been hit by the coronavirus crisis. EM currencies, equities and bonds have been particularly impacted by the global market fallout that occurred in February-March 2020. As has been documented by the IIF, Global investors pulled out their funds at record speed during that acute episode of market stress. Since then, the volatility of DM and EM markets has somewhat receded and the general sentiment toward risky assets has improved, not the least because the world’s major central banks committed trillions of dollars to support the markets and to put a de facto backstop on assets valuations . However, EM assets remains vulnerable to new waves of volatility and risk aversion that would trigger additional capital outflows.
I was interviewed among other experts for this article that has been published on RT.com. The European Union is considering switching payments from the US dollar to the euro after Washington threatened to target European firms working in Iran, according to reports. The measure may help the EU to retain one of the world’s largest […]
Interview on the situation in the euro zone and the outlook for the major currencies