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Politics vs. the Economy: Turkey edition

Turkey’s on my mind. Let me sum up my point – that the outlook for the Turkish economy hangs very much in the balance – from the following news excerpts. From the Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review on February 8 : the Legislation for the [fiscal] rule, which will limit the size of the […]

Not all of Europe is in free-fall

Rebecca Wilder Poland: the bull of eastern and central Europe. While most of central and eastern Europe are either defending exchange rate pegs – this limits the ability to stimulate the economy through monetary policy – and/or running large current account deficits (see chart 2 here), Poland grew a remarkable 1.1% in the second quarter […]