Tomáš Sedláček, chief macroeconomic strategist at CSOB Bank, believes that our problem is not lack of growth but too much of it. He stated, “It is like owning a car that explodes when it stops.”
Unsurprisingly, a major theme of the Fifth Annual CFA Institute European Investment Conference was the prospect for the euro. While speakers put forward different arguments, ultimately it seems the resolution must come from choices made about the political economy.
The founder and executive chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) believes perceived risks of investing in Africa are higher than the actual risks and that attractive investment opportunities can arise from the ‘negatives’ associated with Africa.
Felix Zulauf, president of Zulauf Asset Management AG, highlighted slowing growth in China and believes the eurozone is on track to be the shortest currency union in history.
That the world is grossly overindebted is perhaps an obvious point. But by how much — and why — are less clear. Today total global debt stands at approximately $150 trillion, or 194% of global gross domestic product. And… READ MORE ›
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