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    Outsider politics not going away

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 13/06/2017

    » It is tempting to consider last week's UK election -- in which the two major parties combined to take more seats in parliament -- another indication that the anti-establishment phenomenon that propelled Brexit and President Donald Trump's victory is waning. That would be a mistake. A closer look suggests that, far from going away, the phenomenon is evolving, with potential consequences for key upcoming European elections.


    Sound economic policies founder on toxic politics

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 17/10/2016

    » The relationship between politics and economics is changing. Advanced-country politicians are locked in bizarre, often toxic, conflicts, instead of acting on a growing economic consensus about how to escape a protracted period of low and unequal growth. This trend must be reversed, before it structurally cripples the advanced world and sweeps up the emerging economies, too.


    What should really worry us about Deutsche Bank

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 04/10/2016

    » My recent column focused on the headwinds facing the European banking system and the broader implications of Deutsche Bank's fall from grace, including the decline in its stock price by more than half.


    Young people are being left behind

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 20/07/2016

    » Once again, young people have got the short end of the political stick. The outcome of the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum is but another reminder of a yawning generational divide that cuts across political affiliation, income levels, and race.


    Yellen has 5 big questions to answer

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 10/02/2016

    » Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver her semi-annual testimony to House and Senate committees this week. Her remarks will be closely monitored, especially in light of the recent increase in global economic insecurity, which has intensified talk of a recession threat, and global financial volatility.


    Europe must help Tsipras by providing debt relief

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 22/09/2015

    » After repeated bungling, Europe suddenly has an opportunity to do the right thing about Greece's unsustainable debt. It would be a tragedy -- for both Greece and Europe -- if this opening went to waste.


    Markets must build stability for long-term growth

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 29/09/2015

    » Over the past two weeks, markets have again confounded any attempt to explain their short-term gyrations by looking at historical patterns, in particular by focusing on the influence of central banks.


    Global oil prices tumble to new normal

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 18/08/2015

    » Oil prices have been heading south again, with a barrel of US crude recently falling below $42 (1,470 baht) -- the lowest level since March 2009, the nadir of the global financial crisis. And, while last year's sharp price drop was heavily influenced by two large supply shocks, the current decline also has an important demand dimension.


    Stop blaming woes on Varoufakis

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 31/07/2015

    » From blaming him for the renewed collapse of the Greek economy to accusing him of illegally plotting Greece's exit from the eurozone, it has become fashionable to disparage Yanis Varoufakis, the country's former finance minister. While I have never met or spoken to him, I believe that he is getting a bad rap (and increasingly so). In the process, attention is being diverted away from the issues that are central to Greece's ability to recover and prosper — whether it stays in the eurozone or decides to leave.


    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

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