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CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments out of Turkey, as the country straddles potential conflicts of interest concerning its relations with the U.S., Russia and Iran.
Nonetheless, the slowdown in world trade will have a "substantial" impact on the French economy, according to Laurent Clavel, a senior international economist at AXA IM.
Emerging markets will fare a potential Fed rate hike well thanks to positive growth momentum in recent months, says Maarten-Jan Bakkum, a senior strategist at NN Investment Partners.