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The curse of cheaper oil hits some emerging markets

The Goldilocks scenario about the lower price of oil fuelling an economic boom has a few big holes, mainly when it comes to emerging markets.

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Rich-Poor Gap ‘Becoming More Extreme’ Globally

The rising difference between the rich and the poor is the second most quoted trend for next year in a list compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which surveyed experts from all areas of the globe.

The overall results of a survey of 1,500 global experts show rising social tensions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on top of the list of worries, followed by widening income disparities.

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The Riskiest Emerging Markets This Quarter

Turkey, Argentina, India, Egypt and Vietnam are the five emerging markets where risk is highest, according to a new E&Y report.

The consultancy looked at 25 countries and drew up a “heatmap of vulnerability,” ranking each country under seven indicators of risk.

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