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    Higher labor costs in China, while necessary to boost consumption, can also create an opportunity for countries like Indonesia, which can offer cheap and efficient labor for mass manufacturing.

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    Indonesia may have surprised with a big currency-denting interest rate cut, but this economist says they won't have company.

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    As the eurozone crisis spreads from Greece to Italy, countries far afield are being sucked into the maelstrom. The FT reports.

  • The euro stops its freefall, the Bank of England holds steady, and Indonesia cuts - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Rows of cargo containers clutter the tarmac outside an overflowing warehouse at Jakarta’s airport where there are not enough landing slots for all the planes. The chaotic scene offers the most graphic illustration of how strong economic expansion is straining Indonesia’s worn out infrastructure just as it emerges, once again, as a regional power. The FT reports.

  • Emerging market debt could be safer than US Treasurys, according to a new study by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Eurasia Group.

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    Asian stocks outside of Japan may have rebounded about 5 percent since the start of the month, but don't expect that positive momentum to last, says one strategist.

  • All the grim economic news is battering emerging market currencies. Here's what to do.

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    Those who see emerging market debt as a safe haven should think again, according to Mike Riddel, a fund manager at M&G Investments in London.

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    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution

    "With rolling debt crises blasting Western economies already weakened by the recession, hopes are resting on the developing market dynamos of Brazil, Russia, India and China to power countries and corporations back to growth. Keeping those engines humming is due, to a greater and greater extent, to the new power of women," according to these authors.

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    Asian stock markets extended losses for the second day in a row driven by concerns of a worsening euro zone debt crisis, with one expert saying a bear market has come to stay.

  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

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    The failure of a string of exchange mergers means bourses in Asia and Latin America stand the best chance eventually of consolidating, leaving their western counterparts to limit themselves to less ambitious partnerships. The FT reports.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hold a poster showing their idol on June 27, 2004 during a large rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Tens of thousands of Indonesian supporters came to the rally the last one in Jakarta before voters go to the polls on July 5.

    Indonesia’s steady economic growth has lifted millions of people from poverty into the middle classes. But, rather than feel secure, many remain financially vulnerable and have become increasingly disillusioned with a government seen as unable to provide basic public services across the vast island nation of 240m people. The FT reports.

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    The debt deal's all well and good, but the dollar is still on track to weaken, this strategist says.

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    Myanmar's kyat currency has appreciated 20 percent in the past year, squeezing traders and exporters who are struggling to break even as inflation pushes up costs and the new government does nothing to tame the currency's rise.

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    Foreign direct investment in Indonesia surged 21 percent in the second quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, as strong commodity prices attracted investors into the mining sector in the world's top exporter of thermal coal and tin.