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Growth in the Eurozone and emerging markets threatened by tighter Fed policy

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Growth in the Eurozone and emerging markets threatened by tighter Fed policy

Fears of inflation prevalent in global business community

Spain tops the list of countries predicted to suffer most from the effects of the US Federal Reserve’s tapering of its Quantitative Easing (QE) policy according to a global poll of more than 1,000 business decision makers released today by advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc.

The survey shows that as QE is further reduced and investment flows begin to change direction, the following markets will be most positively and negatively impacted: 

BENEFIT

SUFFER

1) United States

1) Spain          

2) Germany

2) Brazil, Indonesia

3) China

3) Poland, Turkey

4) Japan, United Kingdom

4) South Africa

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Despite the improved outlook in the Eurozone, Spain's inflation and unemployment figures contribute to a lack of confidence in the country's ability to cope with QE tapering. The disparity in the perceived resilience of emerging markets shows a clear divide between those with an independently functioning economy, for example, China and Russia, and those reliant on foreign investment for economic growth, such as Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa.

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