emerging markets

Climbing the corporate ladder with HR Summit 2014

May 8, 2014
2014.05.08 The ST Jobs HR Summit 2014 (sponsored by the website www.stjobs.sg) was recently held at the Suntec City Convention Centre, attracting more than 70 exhibitors, over 4000 visitors, and a line-up of illustrious speakers from the human resources industry and beyond. Professionals from Singapore and around the region flocked to the summit to hear

Overshooting in emerging markets

February 24, 2014
2014.02.24 Until relatively recently, countries’ so-called middle-income transitions were largely ignored – in part because what was supposed to be a transition often became a trap. A few economies in Asia – particularly Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan – sailed through to high-income status with relatively high growth rates. But the vast majority of economies

Celente – No way out as global Ponzi scheme collapse begins

February 14, 2014
2014.02.14 Today the man who remarkably predicted months ahead of time that the Fed would taper in December, then again in January, and who also predicted the global market plunge that we are now seeing, warned KWN that there is no way out this time for central planners as the global Ponzi scheme has now

How fragile are emerging markets?

February 10, 2014
2014.02.10 Emerging-market equities and exchange rates are again under severe downward pressure, but are the underlying economies really as fragile as global traders seem to fear? The short answer, for a few, is probably “yes,” but for most, “not just yet.” For most countries, what we are seeing is a recalibration as investors incorporate the

Are we on the verge of a massive emerging markets currency collapse?

February 5, 2014
2014.02.05 This time, the Federal Reserve has created a truly global problem. A big chunk of the trillions of dollars that it pumped into the financial system over the past several years has flowed into emerging markets. But now that the Fed has decided to begin “the taper”, investors see it as a sign to

Stocking fillers for Asian investors

December 25, 2013
2013.12.25 With emerging market risks rising in 2014, analysts are predicting a mixed year for investors. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there” (The Night Before Christmas). Asian

Faber: ‘We are in a massive speculative bubble’

December 12, 2013
2013.12.12 Leave it to uber-bear Marc Faber to bring bad news on Black Friday. Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Friday he believes a “massive speculative bubble” has encroached on everything from stocks and bonds to bitcoin and farmland. He attributed the vast bubble to “symptoms of

South Korea’s currency shows strength

November 6, 2013
2013.11.06 The ripple effects and knock-on effects of Washington’s recent dysfunction continue to flow out across the world. Damage wrought by the shutdown and debt ceiling brinkmanship have had a significant impact on the U.S. economy, although it is still not clear just how significant. Hence, fears of the Fed’s taper are now very much