The closing of an energy hedge fund shows unique difficulties market veterans face when forecasting.
s+b Blogs: Global Perspective
- Hiring people is often a last resort, even when an industry is growing.
- In today's tight labor market, employers must consider offering more to fill open positions.
- With the public’s level of anxiety and distrust of executives and government officials, leaders must rethink how they relate to organizations.
- Experts often fail to recognize when the growth rates of products or industries are about to kick into a much higher gear.
- It’s easy to forget about the procyclicality of debt when basking in long upswings.
- All sorts of U.S. industries, including education and car manufacturing, sell their products and services to international customers.
- The persistence of shortages in a range of industries indicates the market is far from efficient.
- Serious questions are being raised about the ability of people and goods to move freely across borders. What does that mean for business?
- Why we should stop being surprised that events surprise us.
- Going into the World Economic Forum, globalization continues at a rapid pace but the social and political context is changing.
- With policy gridlock suddenly expected to ease in Washington, investor sentiment is shifting sharply.
- Rising corporate profits and stagnant wages have been an enduring feature of this economic expansion. Not anymore.
- Living off the grid, even for a few days, shines a stark light on just how many resources go to waste when moving through a day in the developed world.
- Like manufacturing, American agriculture has near-record output, but employs far fewer people than it did decades ago.
- Personal preferences influence the way we process ambiguous information into financial certainty.
- Despite obstacles and setbacks, companies are still globalizing at a furious pace.
- Has American economic history proved that pragmatism is the most effective ideology?
- The era of unbridled growth for emerging markets may be over, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities are gone.
- The U.K.’s efforts to redefine its relationship with the European Union highlight a growing trend of countries hedging on globalization.
- Today’s Russian trendsetters are Silicon Valley–style entrepreneurs determined to make their ventures work — and to pull their country’s economy forward, no matter what.
- An appreciation of Japan’s demographic trends suggests analysts are overestimating the country’s capacity for generating growth and inflation.
- The Chinese industrial base is in urgent need of an upgrade.
- Institutional and macroeconomic reforms alone won’t solve the Greek crisis.
- Economist Max Roser is compiling an archive of global improvement.
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