Tepid Job Growth Spreading to Developing Economies
While the United States continues to struggle with stagnant GDP and job growth, a similar picture is emerging in developing economies.
Is India Turning a Corner?
Only three years ago, India was shaking off the effects of the global financial crisis better than most, but today India is going through a surprise soft patch that cannot be blamed purely on externalities.
Egypt’s Economy Is Driving Its Politics
Turmoil in Egypt has deep economic roots.
IMF Issues Tepid Forecast, Hints It Does Not Like U.S. Tapering
The IMF has lowered its forecast for world economic growth in a generally glum report that says downside risks dominate growth prospects. The IMF forecasts 5% growth in 2013 and 5.5% next year for the broad sector, but lowering its April forecast for growth in China—down a quarter and half...
Citi’s Baghdad Office Easing Investment Hurdles in Iraq
Citigroup will be the first American lender with an office in Iraq; its presence on the ground will make things a great deal easier for foreigners doing business in the war-torn country.
Can Germany’s Economy Continue to Prop Up Europe?
Germany continues to play a pivotal role in the continent’s healing process, particularly given the weakening state of the French economy, but the country’s aging society is one of the greatest challenges to its economy.
Investor Alert: Latvia to Become Newest Eurozone Member
Far from breaking up, the Eurozone is on the verge of welcoming a new member. The news is good press for the Eurozone, after so many bad headlines.
Is France’s Economy a Surprise Threat to Eurozone?
The “bad boys” of the southern Eurozone, Greece, Spain and Italy, have gotten most of the attention when it comes to a possible Eurozone breakup, but the real threat may lie in an unexpected direction.
Pakistan’s New Leader Heartens Investors
Nawaz Sharif’s victory in the recent Pakistani general election sent out a wave of optimism and hope, but Pakistan’s prime minister-elect has his work cut out for him.
Nouriel Roubini: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
“2morrow I speak at Long-term Global Trends & Their Implications for the IMF,” Nouriel Roubini recently tweeted, which is typical, since he’s everywhere and seemingly always reacts to the latest financial crisis in real time.