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TaimoorZ
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Great Discussion
TaimoorZ   5/6/2011 11:58:29 AM
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I think this will be a great discussion and just in time as the entire world is witnessing economic changes. One of the most important aspect here would be finding ways to stabilize exchange rates and reducing the risks and uncertainty involved with fluctuating dollar value. Besides, the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the Asian economy and that on the overall world should also be discussed.

Anna young
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Re: Great Discussion
Anna young   5/6/2011 9:20:09 PM
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Taimooz, as you rightly stated that the discussion' should be centred on stabilising fluctuating exchange rates, I do agree.

'Trapped in currency and commodity price swing' seems to be a major issue at present- I wonder what the outcome of this meeting will be? It will be interesting to know how representatives from BoFa - Lynch's fixed income commodities will be able to present 'a strategy to discount' regional issues to these investors.

 

anandvy
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Re : Tablet vs. Notebook; Inflation vs. Liquidity
anandvy   5/7/2011 1:09:23 AM
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"The weak US currency makes American goods cheaper overseas"

I guess US in particular is probably comfortable to see its currency depreciate to make it more competitive and to possibly help inflate away some of its mounting pile of debt. Moreover the fact there is no obvious alternative to Dollor as world's reserve currency makes it even more comfortable.

eemom
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Re: Re : Tablet vs. Notebook; Inflation vs. Liquidity
eemom   5/7/2011 12:34:31 PM
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I am really glad this discussion is taking place.  This is a global problem with inflation, commodity pricing as well as exchange rates.  This is not which manufacturer will come out on top, it will hopefully be a discussion of how to even the playing field so that the world economy recovers and countries that do business can find the exchange mutually beneficial.

 

prabhakar_deosthali
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How much weightage ?
prabhakar_deosthali   5/8/2011 1:57:01 AM
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I am not sure how seriously these predictions should be taken by the investor community. The people or the institutions which really control the world economic scenario are the fiscal policies of the governments , the state owned banks' lending policies and the trade unions' demands for the wage revisions. The think tanks in the bodies like International Monetary fund may have a better  birds-eye-view on such matters.

Hardcore
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fix it in the mix: Just add the magic ingredient
Hardcore   5/9/2011 1:18:09 AM
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Does any country have the right mixes of resources?

Even China has been fairly aggressive in recent years with regard to making friends with resource rich countries around the world, but ultimately the resource that matters the most is going to be 'Expertise'.

It is only with this resource that the other resource requirements can be correctly managed, 'short of a material':- use 'expertise' to find other alternatives to the material, or better still exploit a low value resource from else ware but reengineer it into something useful.

This is a direction Japan is taking since China started to squeeze the  rare earth market, the Americans have taken a more physical approach, that approach being stockpiling and opening new mineing resources that were previously un-echanomic to develop,  but again this has required 'Expertise' to be applied to solving the pollution problems associated with  extracting these materials. China takes a simpler 'Expertise' approach which is:  'just polute' and worry about it later.

However we have also seen China recently attempting to purchase Western companies, not so much for the technological aspect of what they contain, but rather gearing up towards the Expertise aspect, it would appear that they are slowly realizing that Technology does not equate expertise in a particular field, or to put it another way (my mom owns two mobile phones, she can use them and knows how they work, but she is going to be hard pressed to innovate a new mobile phone technology or solution).

Personally I would not put much store in financial expertise, after all it is such 'expertise' that has presided over each and every single financial market crash, if indeed these people are experts, then they would have seen it coming or at the very least put systems in place to reduce or negate  such  situations.

HC

mfbertozzi
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Re: Great Discussion
mfbertozzi   5/9/2011 4:50:06 AM
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I am taking the opportunity to share some opinions also from my side. I agree with HC, maybe any countries have right mix of resources. Furthermore, since decades ago, we assist to the process that US $ is per excellence the currency influencing any economy and as of today, personally speaking, there aren't others across the globe with similar "power" and "weight".

jbond
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jbond   5/9/2011 7:37:09 AM
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Until something can be done about the daily fluctuations of currency exchange rates, inflation and the drastic rise in commodities, this talk will not do much. Yes, it might bring out a few ideas and shed some light on current issues, but this is not a group that can fix global issues. All they can hope to accomplish is to hopefully prepare themselves for the global rollercoaster of economics.

seel225
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Great Discussion
seel225   5/9/2011 5:16:48 PM
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This is such a great discussion on global economic situation, which is varying on many factors natural calamities like Japan's earth quake, war on Libiya, these factors having huge impact on daily fluctuation in dollar exchange rate, rising gold and oil prices. I hope there should be an end all these economic crisis in future.

Anna young
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Anna young   5/11/2011 7:06:52 PM
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Jbond, you’re absolutely right that the discussions may not change much; nevertheless, it is achieving something. The fact that it is been discussed.

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