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Endgame for quantitative easing a test for emerging markets’ resilience

A shift is under way in the global economy that will test claims that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has emerged from years of structural adjustment with more robust domestic markets and greater resilience to commodity price volatility and capital outflows. The World Bank has suggested the region could be approaching the conditions for economic lift-off comparable to China three decades ago. In many countries, the bank argues, sound fundamentals mean growth is more sustainable than in previous periods, when ‘hot money’ came into frontier economies only to leave again with damaging consequences.

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