Willis Sparks discussed whether we are likely to see more market-moving turmoil in the US, Europe, and the Arab world over the next decade and why geopolitics is increasingly becoming a factor in investment decisions.
Conventional wisdom holds that if a global stock investor is able to identify which countries’ economies will grow briskly and which will lag, he has conquered half of the investment battle. Economic growth should translate into higher corporate earnings… READ MORE ›
Wolfgang Münchau discusses the current state of the Eurozone crisis and potential resolutions. He explains potential implications of a breakup and the costs and benefits to various countries across the region.
Operation twist is scheduled to end, and the Fed seems intent on replacing it with a program of buying longer-term U.S. Treasuries. Now more than ever, there seems to be a dramatic divergence between the paths of monetary and fiscal policies.
The election and its potential impact on the economy has been on the minds of investors lately. This podcast provides comments on the election and its potential impact on the economy.
There are several short-term threats to stability in the Middle East, as well as a number of longer-term risks that could prove destabilizing to global oil markets.
Protests in the Middle East have spilled into another week. But as Harvard University international affairs professor Meghan O'Sullivan reminded attendees in an opening keynote address at the CLSA Investor Forum in Hong Kong — just a day after four US embassy personnel, including the ambassador, were killed — the unrest should not distract from more fundamental geopolitical tensions in the region that hold important long-term implications for investors.
The advent of a new round of quantitative easing has significant impact for investors, but it’s important to understand what’s actually happening.
George Abed, senior counsellor and director for Africa and Middle East at the Institute of International Finance, discusses the economic and political transition taking place among the Arab countries around the Mediterranean and implications for the wider region.
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