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Global Economic Challenges Reawaken Market Volatility

In the two weeks since China devalued its currency, asset prices globally have undergone sharp declines—in stocks, bonds, commodities and many currencies, especially among emerging markets. The sell-off in global markets accelerated last Friday and continued Monday, with global and regional indexes nearing or entering their first correction (a drop of 10% from the most recent peak) in several years.

August 25, 2015

Housing Slump and Policy Constraints Pose Risk to Malaysia’s Growth

Anthony Chan
Senior Vice President and Global Economic Research Analyst

After rising strongly for years, Malaysia’s highly leveraged property market is facing strong headwinds amid prospects of a supply overhang and growing pressure on household finances. Risks to financial-system stability and growth may be increasing, calling for a soft-landing plan by the government and the central bank.

April 29, 2016