Weekender, December 14

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The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics: our most read, five things we have learnt and the week in one chart. This week: the Kospi 100.

Most read this week:

  1. Estonia: path to growth via austerity defies eurozone doubters, and Krugman
  2. Poland faces rising unemployment as slowdown bites
  3. Africa: China the lender of choice
  4. Turkish growth: up, thanks to the gold
  5. Brazil GDP: how slow? nobody knows
  6. Nicolas Maduro: from bus driver to Chavez’s political heir
  7. Egypt: Morsi’s second U-turn in two days
  8. Methamphetamine: Asia’s favourite high
  9. [snap]: Mexico stocks hit record high
  10. Walmart in India: tough steps [updated]

Five things we’ve learnt this week:

The week in one chart: North Korea’s rocket launch has been labelled a “highly provocative act that threatens regional security” but it seems investors are far from nervous. South Korea’s Kospi 100 index climbed to 2,007.24 by the end of the week, from 1,965.88 on Monday.

S Korea: stock market still on a roll, beyondbrics
N Korea rocket: investors have other things on their minds, beyondbrics

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