Get used to low economic growth – it’s here to stay

Conventional economic policies will not solve unemployment, writes Jørgen Randers, we should think about rationing paid work and introducing compulsory holidays

Will the rich world again see the high economic growth rates we got used to in the decades prior to the year 2000? An increasing number of macroeconomists seem to think that the answer is no. I agree: growth will remain low. Furthermore, conventional policies to enhance economic growth will be ineffective.

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Don’t Lump All Emerging Markets in Together

One reason for global market weakness is investors’ fears that emerging market economies may be heading for a broad crisis, sparked by higher U.S. interest rates and slowing growth in China.

Much of the analysis in the last few days has focused on why these nations are less exposed to a financial meltdown than during the Asian crisis of the late 1990s. A major reason is lower overall foreign debt exposures.

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How Investors Can Play Europe in 2014

Europe is back. In 2013, the economies of the Continent picked themselves up off the mat, many buoyed by the continuing pledge that the European Central Bank and its president, Mario Draghi, would do “whatever it takes”

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