This section brings you in-depth storytelling and analysis from our contributing writers and global thought leaders. Here you will find magazine-style stories and essays that explore the trends impacting derivatives markets and the global economy.
As we prepare for 2014, the world economic scene is evolving yet again with stronger growth potential in the U.S. and U.K., China encouraging market forces, and the European banking system still dragging down the continent.
Last summer, the idea of a Eurobond generated a great deal of buzz, but the discussions died down in the wake of the European Central Bank’s long term financing obligation program at the end of 2011. Fast forward to today and the subject is moving back towards the front of the agenda.
Watching developments in Spain since the beginning of April has been a source of non-stop déjà vu for anyone who watched events unfold in Ireland in 2010.
The Eurozone crisis has been in retreat since the introduction of the European Central Bank’s three-year long-term refinancing operations in December. Economist Megan Greene writes that the current lull does not indicate that the Eurozone is in the clear, but is simply in the eye of the storm, and more drama awaits.
If an event has affected global economics and commerce in the last millennium, chances are that Niall Ferguson has written about it.