Global Investing

from Davos Notebook:

Will Goldman’s new BRICwork stand up?

January 17, 2011

RTXWLHHJim O'Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRICs back in 2001, is adding four new countries to the elite club of emerging market economies. But does his new edifice have the same solid foundations?

from MacroScope:

Argentina set for wheat windfall

August 6, 2010

Not everyone is upset about the 50 percent surge in wheat prices over the past month.

from MacroScope:

G20 dilemmas amongst the golf balls

November 5, 2009

Interesting dilemmas facing G20 countries as their finance ministers and central bankers get together on the golf ball strewn Scottish coast ( a meeting in St Andrews we will be Live Blogging on MacroScope, by the way).

But what does Argentina’s presidential couple think?

October 7, 2009

Markets are waiting for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and her husband and predecessor ex-President Nestor Kirchner to show they support plans for Argentina to return to international credit markets after a long absence.  Fernandez and Kirchner are known as the presidential couple and no major Argentine policy move can go forward without their stamp of approval.  Decision making is seen as almost entirely concentrated in them.

Not quite 99 emerging market beers on the wall

August 14, 2009

Should emerging market investors set aside their spreadsheets and crack open a cold one?

Financial crisis helps Berlin take root for fashionistas

July 1, 2009

Berlin is slowly but surely establishing itself as one of the top global catwalks for the bold and the beautiful of the world of high fashion – and the global financial crisis seems to be doing nothing to slow it down.

from Global News Journal:

Argentina’s Kirchner shows softer side on campaign trail

May 22, 2009

Argentina's Nestor Kirchner developed a reputation as a sharp-tongued leader who did not hesitate to upbraid company executives, opposition leaders and journalists as president.