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United States

Mohamed El-Erian

Reuters Magazine: El-Erian: Hell no, I won't go!

Jan 25 2012

I've never been to Davos, despite attempts by many over the years to persuade me to go. Don't get me wrong. I understand that it is a special event for many people, and for many reasons. It is anchored by wide-ranging and engaging agendas, and participants get to mingle with a global cornucopia of important people. It is also the place to see and be seen for heads of state, politicians, academics, thought-leaders, media pundits, CEOs, and movie stars.

Davos at a distance

Jan 24 2012

I've never been to Davos, despite attempts by many over the years to persuade me to go. Don't get me wrong. I understand that it is a special event for many people, and for many reasons. It is anchored by wide-ranging and engaging agendas, and participants get to mingle with a global cornucopia of important people. It is also the place to see and be seen for heads of state, politicians, academics, thought-leaders, media pundits, CEOs, and movie stars.

The new international economic disorder

Dec 21 2011

Rather than recovering strongly, sluggish Western growth is periodically flirting with recession at a time of high unemployment and multiplying debt concerns, particularly in Europe. In an amazing turn of events, virtually every Western country must now worry about its credit ratings, while quite a few emerging economies continue to climb the ratings ladder.

The new international economic disorder

Dec 21 2011

Rather than recovering strongly, sluggish Western growth is periodically flirting with recession at a time of high unemployment and multiplying debt concerns, particularly in Europe. In an amazing turn of events, virtually every Western country must now worry about its credit ratings, while quite a few emerging economies continue to climb the ratings ladder.

Prepare for a different financial landscape

Dec 05 2011

The ultimate destination is a smaller and safer financial services sector. When we get there, a better balance will be struck between private gains and the common good.

Prepare for a different financial landscape

Dec 05 2011

The ultimate destination is a smaller and safer financial services sector. When we get there, a better balance will be struck between private gains and the common good.

“Act and learn” versus “debate and wait”

Nov 14 2011

Government’s role is to close the gaps and deficits. The optimal mix of reforms and policies that will work is not necessarily known in advance. Instead its about starting a process and learning from it -- and, in the process, avoiding and mistrusting simple formulas and claims of a policy "killer app."

Could America turn out worse than Japan?

Oct 31 2011

There was a time when America looked down on Japan for the latter’s inability to deal with its economic problems. No more. Like Japan, America is now realizing how difficult a post bubble economy can be. The fear is that it will also find out that that it lacks some of Japan’s attributes needed to cope with long years of economic stagnation.

Could America turn out worse than Japan?

Oct 31 2011

There was a time when America looked down on Japan for the latter’s inability to deal with its economic problems. No more. Like Japan, America is now realizing how difficult a post bubble economy can be. The fear is that it will also find out that that it lacks some of Japan’s attributes needed to cope with long years of economic stagnation.

An unsettling trifecta for market contagion

Oct 03 2011

Is the market volatility, including eye-popping intra-day swings, just a head fake? No. The system is warning us about the rapidly deteriorating outlook for the global economy.

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