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If the US sneezes, do emerging markets still catch a cold? and more

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If the US sneezes, do emerging markets still catch a cold?

By Mark Sobel

When the US sneezes, the world – including emerging markets and developing countries – catches a cold. So goes the dictum. But does it still hold? Reports argue the US slowdown and strong dollar might hit emerging markets harder this cycle. But while US economic and financial developments significantly impact emerging markets and low-income countries, there are other important factors at play. It’s not all about the US.

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