Do Asia/Pacific’s Small Economies Offer Big Opportunities? Well Fargo Advisors’ Chief Int’l Strategist Shares His Recommendations
May 15, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz
Just back from Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, Paul Christopher, Chief International Strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors, shares his observations and investment recommendations for ASEAN and the “down under” countries. First off it’s all about location. Paul zeroes in on the risks & opportunities for these small, but vibrant, economies living in the shadow of large neighbors: China, India and Japan. How could a Chinese slowdown, financial crisis or territorial aggression impact their performance? What are the strengths of the individual ASEAN states (Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, &the Philippines)? How long can their low-wage advantage last? Where are global capital inflows going? How much of a threat to their stability is growing income inequality in these countries? Plus, the US dollar is losing its luster and several countries are pressing for alternatives. Paul tells us whether there are any real risks to the U.S. dollar’s status as the premier world currency
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