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Risks in 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Syrian children search for their belongings at a school following airstrikes by Syrian government forces on December 22, 2013 in the northern Syrian city of Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Over the weekend business magnate George Soros expressed worries that years of GDP shrinkage in China could lead to a full-fledged economic slowdown in 2014 that could have major effects on global markets. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses his report on global political risks for 2014.

EVENT: Ian Bremmer will be speaking at the Carnegie Council for International Ethics on January 14 from 6-7:45pm. The event is open to the public.

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Ian Bremmer
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Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Does Mr. Bremmer support the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would reportedly allow companies to sue countries whose environmental or labor laws that they perceived as interfering w/their trade prospects?

Jan. 07 2014 11:11 AM

Now that China is officially bloated from a poo poo platter of fresh dollars and acrid smoke, will we see dramatic turns in Smokestack Economics? (by which I mean US companies real business, finding countries with the laxest laws).

Jan. 07 2014 11:09 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I don't know. I don't remember life being so terrible in the US in the 1950s and '60s when we had NO trade with China, Russia, and little with INdia and much of Asia as well. It's our opening up our markets to them that made them rise more rapidly. It did give us cheaper manufactured goods, which is nice, but their demand on resources has made other basic things more expensive. And the rise of Asia has kept real wages for the working class here down in real terms.

Jan. 07 2014 11:09 AM

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