How international economic and U.S. weather developments impact your world.
April 11, 2014
Hosted by Andy Busch
This week we turn to the international stage to see what is happening in Europe, Russia and Far East. We have on Jens Nordvig, Managing Director, is Co-Head of Global Markets Research, Americas and Global Head of Currency Strategy at Nomura, the global investment bank. We’ll cover how the European Central Bank is hurting the European economy, how Russia is creating uncertainty for the energy markets and how China is trying to cope with a slowing economy and pollution. Also on the show, we have Jon Davis, who is a weather expert and leads EarthRisk’s forecasting operations and consulting services for energy and agriculture markets. We’ll cover how the changing patterns are impacting the jet stream and what that means for weather this summer in the United States. We’ll break down what global warming is and what it is not so you can understand how it will impact your life and environment.
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Engage with Andy Busch will help you to explore and understand the top political and business stories with the brightest minds in the United States and the world. Most importantly, Andy will tell you how it impacts your life. With a sharp sense of humor and over thirty years in the markets, Andy speaks with top guests on an equal footing via his own experiences in politics and money, and shares his own successes and failures so you can learn from his experiences. Life’s complicated, let Andy help you figure it out.
Andrew B. Busch is the editor of the global market and public policy newsletter, “The Busch Update.” He is a regular on CNBC’s Talking Numbers, which appears every day on Street Signs and Yahoo Finance. His views can be found on his website, andrewbusch.com, as well as CNBC and Yahoo. He was a panelist on CNBC’s Money in Motion from 2012-14. He was the host of “Politics and Money” on First Business from 2000-03.
For 22 years, he was with BMO Capital Markets and has written the Busch Update for the last 13 years. He was named BMO’s Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist in 2007. Based in Chicago, he is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events. He provides clients with analysis on public policy issues for China, Europe and the United States.
On a regular basis, Andy consults with staff from Congress and think tanks on economic, financial market and tax issues. In 2011, Andy was asked to testify in front of Congress on the effectiveness of the 2009 Stimulus package. From 2004 to 2008, he was an outside advisor to the US Treasury Department and White House on the economy and financial markets. Andy had a similar role for the 2008 McCain campaign. He has met and advised the last three US Secretaries of the Treasury including John Snow, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner. Andy is also a political consultant on campaign strategy for the 2014 US Congressional Mid-Term elections.