How much of emerging market turmoil is a strong dollar story?

Quick note on the daily: Today's daily post will be delayed but will come out later today. I am writing this more investment-themed post on currencies first and opening it up to all patrons to give you a heads up about the delay and my coming schedule. Next week, I will be on holiday (woo-hoo)! And I don't intend to write. I may write the odd post here and there though. But, regular posting won't resume until the following Monday, August 27th.
Temporary relief for emerging markets
As for today, a couple of developments have lent support to emerging market currencies. First, Qatar pledged to invest $15 billion in Turkey after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani lunched in Ankara together. That's not a huge amount given the size of Turkey's...


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