Global Economic Outlook

CEO Insight: The Potential Fallout of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

November’s encouraging labor market report begs the question of not just whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates; but whether it will do so at a time when the recovery has peaked, and the economy is...

Read Article

Kenyans Elect New President: Hope for a Fresh Start

Uhuru Kenyatta (son of the country’s first President Jomo Kenyatta), was declared President this week by the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The intense conditions surrounding the elections...

Read Article

Kenya Businesses Await Election Outcome: Gazelle Index Africa Bureau

Uhuru Kenyatta continues to maintain the commanding lead in the race for Kenya's President. His lead is 53% to Odinga’s 42% with close to one-half the votes counted. Thus far, the main international election observers...

Read Article

Black Unemployment in South Africa and the US: Problems and Solutions

In South Africa, black unemployment was 29.1% in 2012 and white unemployment was 6.1%. In January 2013, black unemployment in the US was 13.8% and white unemployment 7.0%. Comprehensive solutions are needed....

Read Article

China and the Presidential Debate: Beware of Superpower Politics

Global Economic Outlook

Some of the presidential election rhetoric regarding China may sound good, but it overlooks the simple fact that China holds more than one third of all US debt. Absent Chinese investments in the US, there could be no...

Read Article

South Africa Makes progress toward Millennium Development Goals

Global Economic Outlook

South Africa will not have reached its Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but it will be closer to achieving them than any other African Country . SA lags in infectious diseases, unemployment and poverty....

Read Article

Contagion from Euro Zone Hits the US

Contagion from the euro zone debt crisis has hit the US in the form of lower confidence and spending by investors and consumers and greater difficulty in borrowing and refinancing mortgages....

Read Article

New Compromise in the Euro zone – Implications for the US

Euro zone finance ministers agreed to set aside the requirement of making loans only to sovereign governments,and agreed to lend directly to individual domestic banks,. They set up a new euro supervisory structure....

Read Article

What China’s Slowdown Means for U.S. Economy

China is an economic powerhouse, but it has some significant problems to overcome. In the near future, the health of the world's economy will still be determined by what happens in the US. ...

Read Article

Obama to the Rescue? The G8 at Camp David

Today's G8 meeting of world leaders will be one of the biggest and most important to be hosted at Camp David. President Obama's leadership skills will be tested in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the euro zone....

Read Article