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Growing Uncertainty Will Stunt Investment On The Borders Of Eastern Europe

Growing Uncertainty Will Stunt Investment On The Borders Of Eastern Europe

As the war in the Ukraine continues into a second year and the casualties mount, there is a growing fear among investors and the population at large, that the contagion of civil war will spread further to the west. The nations that border Russia in Eastern Europe, are growing increasingly apprehensive as that nation continues to flex […]

For Investors The Financial Crisis In Greece Will Be Ongoing

For Investors The Financial Crisis In Greece Will Be Ongoing

The crisis in Greece will continue regardless of the outcome of the present negotiations between the government and the troika of creditors. Investors will find that Greece will be mired in debt for years to come, because the economy will be unable to grow sufficiently to meet present expenses and liabilities. The idea that enough […]

Investors Should Consider Asia’s New Economic Tiger: The Philippines

Investors Should Consider Asia’s New Economic Tiger: The Philippines

Analysts have long touted China as the place for investment as the fastest growing economy in the world. Overlooked by many is a country in the same neighborhood that has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. It is the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. From a […]

The Slow Rising Economic Fortunes of Turkey

The Slow Rising Economic Fortunes of Turkey

International investors over the last couple of years had increasingly decided that Turkey was no longer a country to consider when looking for new opportunities. There were concerns over a slowing economy, and increasing dangerous neighborhood as well as the movement towards a more authoritarian type of government. Much of these anxieties have been exaggerated […]

Ethiopia: A Rising Economic Power In Africa Under Constraint

Ethiopia: A Rising Economic Power In Africa Under Constraint

In a continent where missed opportunities for growth are commonplace, Ethiopia has been somewhat of an exception. The economy of country expanded in excess of 10% from 2004 to 2009. It was the fastest growing nation in Africa during 2007 and 2008, that was not dependent on oil. By 2012 the growth rate had moderated […]

The Consequences Of The Coming Crash In The Chinese Stock Market

The Consequences Of The Coming Crash In The Chinese Stock Market

Investors often worry about the high valuations of the stock market in the United States. Share values are far higher in China, well beyond what can be accepted as normal growth. The excessive exuberance in the Chinese markets will have dire consequences in both the short and long term. Signs of overvaluation are everywhere, with […]

A Global Addiction To Debt With The West Leading The Pack

A Global Addiction To Debt With The West Leading The Pack

Global debt is now at 286% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Although debt like investment serves a purpose in the development of an economy, beyond a certain level it brings diminishing returns. The Bank for International Settlements an organization that has within its membership the world’s central banks, has calculated the threshold where debt becomes […]

The Boom In Global Trade For Northeastern Asia Finally Ends

The Boom In Global Trade For Northeastern Asia Finally Ends

For decades analysts and investors gauged the health of the world economy based on the value and amount of exports that originated from Northeast Asia. The region has been one of the most dynamic in the arena of trade for almost 2 generations. China by far the most important economy in the region, has seen […]

The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. This commercial pact has become quite controversial between those groups who fear the loss of more national sovereignty and other elements of society, who favor widening opportunities for trade and investment […]