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The Economist (April 3)

2021/ 04/ 04 by jd in Global News

There are now “growing worries that, like a ship which is too big to steer, supply chains have become a source of vulnerability…. As they battle the pandemic and face up to rising geopolitical tensions, governments everywhere are switching from the pursuit of efficiency to a new mantra of resilience and self-reliance.”


Forbes (May 6)

2019/ 05/ 07 by jd in Global News

“The trade war with China has pushed worries about supply chains from the No. 19 spot in 2017 to No. 12 in 2018. Companies in North America rate it at No. 8, mostly because of the new Nafta. The sharp rise in rankings for all things trade related shows that either companies have been preparing for this moment, or are worried that they are not prepared enough.”


The Economist (June 24)

2017/ 06/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Mr Modi’s admirers paint him as the man who at last unleashed India’s potential. In fact, he may go down in history for fluffing India’s best shot at rapid, sustained development. And the worries about a still darker outcome are growing.”


Reuters (March 22)

2017/ 03/ 24 by jd in Global News

“The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration’s healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth.” Investors are less optimistic “that U.S. President Donald Trump will swiftly enact his agenda, with a Thursday vote on a healthcare bill a litmus test which could give stock investors another reason to sell.”


Institutional Investor (July 18)

2016/ 07/ 19 by jd in Global News

Following a tumultuous weekend with a failed coup, another police officer shooting in the U.S., and continuing Brexit worries, investors may want to consider “whether security and geopolitical threats to stability will undermine the impact of aggressive easing actions of the world’s central banks. A recovery in the Turkish lira and global equity indices and a retreat in gold prices, seemingly fueled by the coup’s failure, suggests that at least some parts of the market believe central bank policymakers still trump security threats when it comes to financial asset valuation.”


Institutional Investor (January 10)

2016/ 01/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Even among those who are years from retirement, concerns about being able to retire are more widespread than worries about job loss, health care, or inequality.” Yet, during the past decade, “officials in Washington have done little except wring their hands and make speeches” on retirement insecurity. There are now indications that, however, they may finally more to address “this most widespread form of economic insecurity.”


Euromoney (May Issue)

2014/ 05/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Dollar-denominated debt capital market volume in Asia reached almost $27 billion in April, the highest monthly volume on record…. These record volumes underline the fact that global investors remain keenly focused on Asia, despite continuing worries about a slowdown in China and India.”


Financial Times (January 6, 2014)

2014/ 01/ 07 by jd in Global News

After spectacular performance in 2012, some fear the U.S. stock market is set for a correction. “For now, these worries are probably overstated. The current outlook has little in common with the rampant overconfidence that accompanied the great speculative excesses of the past. But there are reasons to believe that the preconditions for a bubble are in place.”