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QE3: Buoying the GCC

The Economonitor’s QE3 week is perfect timing as we’ve been thinking a lot about the effects of the latest bouts of global monetary stimulus on the Middle East and North…

How Many Euro Breakup Scenarios Are There?

In a short note at Roubini.com, I calculate that there are nearly a quadrillion different permutations for the 17-member eurozone to break up into various single currencies, with a “rump euro” remaining…

Poised for a Correction

Over the past couple of weeks equity markets have stood up against the gods, shrugging the heightened EZ crisis and continued disappointments in global macro prints. The market seems poised…

Has Fiscal Policy Been Tried?

Jeffrey Sachs in yesterday’s FT A-List argues that “spending has been sizeable…the structural fiscal expansion was more than 4 per cent of GDP on a sustained basis during 2009-11… Fiscal…

QIA: A Taste for Commodities

In the last month, even as markets have sold off on worsening macro news, many SWF watchers in the press remain  agog over the recent flurry of purchases by the…