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  • RGE’s William Oman Interviewed on Ireland’s Exit From EU-IMF Bailout

    RGE economist William Oman recently appeared on an Irish radio program to discuss the precautionary credit line that may be put in place when the country exits its bailout program in December 2013. The interview can be heard on RTE’s website.  

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  • Fed’s Tapering Decision Bears Out RGE’s Out-of-Consensus Call

    NEW YORK—18 September 2013—Roubini Global Economics (RGE), an independent, global macroeconomics and strategy research firm, highlights its out-of-consensus call that the U.S. Federal Reserve would not “taper” the pace of quantitative easing at its September policy meeting, an assessment confirmed by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in a statement today. RGE first expressed this [...]

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  • Urbanization Cannot Explain China’s Imbalanced Growth Model

    In the latest example of what we have dubbed “the most over-hyped theme in emerging markets,” the Carnegie Endowment’s Yukon Huang defends China’s imbalanced growth model as a natural consequence of rapid urbanization in an FT Alphavile guest post. He writes, “urbanization largely explains both the decline in labor’s share of income and the increase [...]

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  • Europe’s Destructive Creation: Why the Euro’s Biggest Problem is the Flawed Crisis Narrative

    William Oman, Economist for Western Europe and Finance & Banking at RGE, argues that a flawed narrative holds back more than just the euro crisis debate. What are the causes of the eurozone crisis? As basic as this question may be, European policymakers’ typical understanding of the causes of the crisis is incomplete at best. As [...]

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  • Ziemba on CNN to Discuss Emerging Markets and the Syria Crisis

    Rachel Ziemba, RGE’s Director for Emerging Markets, appeared on CNN to discuss the challenges facing emerging markets and the implications of the escalating crisis in Syria. View the interview below, or watch it on CNN’s site.

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  • RGE’s Gary Clark on CNBC: Bearing Down on Gold

    Over the last few months, the long march of gold prices upward took a turn as markets began to anticipate a rates normalization amid chatter over Fed QE tapering and a reduction in tail risk. RGE commodities strategist Gary Clark appeared on CNBC to explain what to make of massive gold outflows from ETFs, presenting [...]

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  • Patriot Games: New President, but United Front on Iranian Nuclear Program?

    This weekend, the world welcomed the surprise victory of Hassan Rouhani, the most “moderate” of approved candidates in Iran’s presidential election. Commentators voiced optimism over potential changes in policies, amid ongoing economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program, but coming changes to Iran’s foreign relations are likely overstated. Iranian elections are notoriously hard to predict, and [...]

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  • Czech Floods: Little Effect on GDP

    The recent floods that swept the Czech Republic exerted a heavy toll on property and infrastructure, shutting the Prague Metro, regional roads, train service, and shipping routes along the Elbe River. The floods also exacerbated concerns over the recovery prospects of the Czech economy, which is experiencing its second recession in four years. The flood [...]

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  • A program of “rigor without austerity” for the Italian government

    Enrico Letta has recently presented to Parliament the “grand coalition” government he chairs. In his parliamentary speeches, Letta has clearly indicated that he intends to pursue a growth strategy based on tax cuts (or cancelled/postponed tax rises), without this implying new debt or breaking European agreements. At the same time, he did not indicate too [...]

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  • The Evolution of the ECB’s Thinking on Negative Deposit Rates

    The OECD has been telling the ECB to cut rates since November last year; today, after nearly half a year, the tortise-like ECB acted, cutting two rates that don’t really matter much. The ECB opened up two more doors today, though it hasn’t walked through them: first on securitization of SME loans into ABS, and second, to lower [...]

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