The global balance of the world’s big spenders and buyers is shifting. The total share of world imports is moving away from the developed economies and towards the emerging markets. You knew this. But it’s happening sooner than you think.
Based on forecasts from the WTO and The Economist, here are ten key facts about the [...]
Economically speaking, 2012 is looking good for central Asian, African and South Asian markets. The developed world, however, is still struggling with debt overload and market saturation.
The United States is looking at about 1.3% projected GDP growth – nothing exciting, but also nothing to sneeze at when you see some of the other disappointing figures [...]
It’s no surprise that U.S. GDP is forecast at one of the lowest GDP growth rates worldwide for 2012, at a mere 1.3%, if the figures can be trusted. U.S. GDP growth will be lower than Canada (only projected at 2% growth), Mexico, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Israel and Angola.
So which countries are projected to see [...]
The fact of the matter is that at the end of the day not even the economists fully foresee or even understand (let alone agree on what they do understand) the full implications and progression of the state of the current world financial system.
Another fact is obvious: the global financial system is so interconnected and [...]
BNN’s Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary reported today on SqueezePlay that three U.S. cities have just written letters into the Treasury asking for their own bailouts – Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia are starting to look as financially well-off as California, which is completely in the red. Is this a sign of worse to come? What’s [...]