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December 4, 2008

Rouble joins Russia's pointers to decline

The political future of the Russian administration has become an implicit question mark as the fall in the price of oil drags the value of the rouble down with it.

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December 24, 2008

Chinese demand a wobbly bulwark

China's economy requires a minimum annual growth rate of 8% to maintain production levels sufficient to prevent unemployment from increasing, according to a general consensus inside and outside the country. Until recently, collective wisdom held that such a level of growth was likely to be maintained through 2009, easing the threat of social unrest as migrants, newly qualified university students and less-skilled school-leavers struggle to find work, while cushioning the global impact of declining demand for industrial metals and related natural-resource commodities.

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