And the Fight Goes On! How Will the Fiscal Cliff Showdown Impact Global Business and Global Investors?

December 6, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz

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And the fight goes on. Will battle over taxes, spending and the debt ceiling end up in a workable compromise or more of the same--gridlock? Will gridlock mean a leap off a cliff or a slide down a hill? Will it drive the US economy back into recession? The global economy? The equity markets? In the past, gridlock has been good for equities (if bad for the economy). But “not this time,” says my guest, Scott Wren, Senior Equity Strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors. “For the sake of future economic growth and the health and wellbeing of the next generation, Washington needs to break the impasse . . . and make some decisions.” But what components of workable compromise would set the US on a growth track? Should Washington go minimalist or go big? Will a hastily drawn “grand bargain” including the social insurance programs do more harm than good? What would stimulate productive investment in its economy? Going forward how should international companies and investors position themselves?

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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