The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and the week in a chart – this week, the Korean won.
- New boss of WTO: it’s the Brazilian
- Poland’s economy: thunder and lightning or a summer shower?
- Turkey’s record-breaking investments: as good as they sound?
- Malaysia: don’t ditch Najib
- Guest post: the status quo is not an option for the WTO
- Argentina: “Blue dollar” breaks 10 to 1 barrier
- Kenya: another unexpected hefty cut
- Chart of the week: China’s patent / royalty disconnect
- Chart of the week: tracking China’s investments in Africa
- Mexico: getting some Audi love
Five things we have learned:
- The White House petition website has become something of a Chinese forum for everything from invasion to tofu.
- Manchester United under Ferguson has become the ultimate EM club.
- India’s tuktuks are being used as a mobile point-of-sale.
- Huawei’s chief executive Ren Zhengfei has started meeting the media – with mixed success.
- The EBRD is going all Ottoman.
The week in one chart: the won
In announcing a surprise rate cut on Thursday, South Korea’s central bank mentioned the yen only once in a statement of 523 words. But be in no doubt – this is the chart the bank is watching, as Stefan Wagstyl explained.