Markets yawn at the G20 plans for faster growth: Financial markets are digesting the news from the G20 meeting, the centerpiece being the pledge to grow the...

Stephen Koukoulas

Market Economics Pty Ltd

Markets yawn at the G20 plans for faster growth: Financial markets are digesting the news from the G20 meeting, the centerpiece being the pledge to grow the global economy by 2.1 per cent more over the next 5 years. Now everyone knows that financial markets give the best and most telling instant assessment of events - be they the horrors of September 11, a shock data release, a policy change, a geopolitical development or some other news that is likely to change the course of economic events and with that, financial market prices. The initial reaction to the G20 meeting is, well, underwhelming. Market think, quite frankly, that the G20 pledge for faster growth is not worth the paper it's written on, that it is lame, contains nothing new and who needs the G20 to tell governments that stronger growth is good, especially in the context of the hangover from the Great Recession. See full article here: (VIEW LINK)


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Stephen Koukoulas has a rare and specialised professional experience over more than 25 years as an economist in government, as Global Head of economic and market research, a Chief Economist for two major banks and as economic advisor to the Prime...

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