Indonesia announces tax holidays for major industries in a desperate attempt to boost investment and reinvigorate the economy

Indonesia introduces tax holidays for foreign investors

Indonesia announces tax holidays for major industries in a desperate attempt to boost investment and reinvigorate the economy

This year has seen the sharpest contraction in world trade since 2009

World trade volumes slump in 2015

This year has seen the sharpest contraction in world trade since 2009

China has cut both its key lending rate and the reserve requirement ratio in a bid to restore balance to the market

People’s Bank of China cuts key rates

China has cut both its key lending rate and the reserve requirement ratio in a bid to restore balance to the market

Diamond producer De Beers reduces prices by nine percent as industry faces escalating challenges

De Beers cuts diamond prices to weather rocky market

Diamond producer De Beers reduces prices by nine percent as industry faces escalating challenges

Measure of expected volatility in US equity markets reaches highest point since 2011

Equity investors anticipate greater volatility

Measure of expected volatility in US equity markets reaches highest point since 2011

Japan misses its optimistic two percent inflation target, but Prime Minister Abe says that it is “acceptable”

Japan misses inflation target – but it’s ok, says Abe

Japan misses its optimistic two percent inflation target, but Prime Minister Abe says that it is “acceptable”

The IMF maintains that recent challenges in China are a natural part of the country’s transition to safe and sustainable growth

China not in crisis (yet), says IMF

The IMF maintains that recent challenges in China are a natural part of the country’s transition to safe and sustainable growth

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announces his resignation and paves the way for snap elections to be held as soon as possible

Tsipras resigns and calls for snap election

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras announces his resignation and paves the way for snap elections to be held as soon as possible

Currency devaluations become less effective

A new study by the World Bank concludes that depreciations are less likely to boost exports due to global supply chains

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has agreed to a $1bn deal for the makers of the “female Viagra”

Valeant agrees to Sprout Pharmaceuticals acquisition

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has agreed to a $1bn deal for the makers of the “female Viagra”

Kazakhstan’s tenge plunges by a record 23 percent following its adoption of a floating exchange rate

Kazakh currency plummets 23 percent

Kazakhstan’s tenge plunges by a record 23 percent following its adoption of a floating exchange rate

Tianjin insurance costs rocket to $1.5bn

Insurers face a $1.5bn bill from Tianjin explosion costs

Syria turns to Turkish currency for stability

In the rebel-held district of Aleppo, some tradesmen and activists are calling for the adoption of the Turkish lira

South Africa’s young workers to boost economy

Due to a rise in the working-age population, the country could see a substantial growth in GDP, according to the World Bank

Chinese devaluation plagues emerging markets

The RMB’s devaluation has led to a weakening of currency in China-dependent emerging economies

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