Indonesian stocks are sliding alongside the rupiah, as higher U.S. yields prompt investors to sell out. But growth is tepid in Southeast Asia’s largest economy and an election looms. So the central bank is unlikely to follow through on talk of a hike, unless conditions worsen.
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Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.