Nouriel Roubini

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Nouriel Roubini
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Nouriel Roubini, a.k.a. “Doctor Doom”, is chairman of Roubini Global Economics and professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Roubini has been consistently cited as one of the world’s top global thinkers. This year, he was voted as the most influential economist in the world by Forbes magazine.

Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid surging investor demand

Date: 18 September 2014

 Alibaba Group Holding the chinese e-commerce giant will sell $22 billion of shares on Thursday, finalizing a two week road show that pulled interest from world-wide investors and will likely be the world's largest initial public offering.

Alibaba shares will be priced after the markets close at 4pm. Thursday and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday with the ticker "BABA."

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Fool for Gold: Why the Precious Metal Remains a Barbarous Relic: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 3 June 2013

Gold prices tend to spike when there are serious economic, financial and geopolitical risks. But now that the global economy is recovering, prices are expected to trend lower over time as the financial crisis mends itself. As John Maynard Keynes rightly pointed out in 1924, gold remains a “barbarous relic” with no intrinsic value, and is used mainly as a hedge against mostly irrational fear and panic.

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A Huge Fed-Induced Credit Bubble By 2017?: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 30 April 2013

Since injecting more than $2 trillion into the financial system through three rounds of quantitative easing, the U.S. Federal Reserve is gradually realising that their experiment to kick-start the economy with near-zero interest rates has failed. Contemplating an exit strategy however may prove to be far more difficult; as loose monetary policy over the last five years has boosted leverage and risk-taking in financial markets; increasing the risk of a credit and asset bubble as large, if not larger, than the previous one.

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Assessing The Global Economy’s Myriad Of Challenges: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 2 April 2013

Following the 2008 financial crisis, it is almost inconceivable to think that America today represents the greatest hope for the global economy. Yet, with Europe struggling to restore growth, China facing a hard landing if critical structural reforms are postponed, and emerging markets turning more and more towards state capitalism, the U.S. is in the best relative shape among the world’s largest economies – even if this fact in itself presents risks.

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The 5 Biggest Risks To The Global Economy In 2013: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 22 January 2013

While chances of a perfect economic storm in 2013 are low, the global economy still faces major risks this year – especially as fiscal austerity continues to spread to more advanced economies, leading to an increased risk of a hard landing in China and the threat of war in the Middle East. Any one of these risks alone will also be enough to stall the global economy and tip it into recession.

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Another Eurozone Crisis In 2014?: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 18 December 2012

The tail risks of a Greek exit from the eurozone or a massive loss of market access in Italy and Spain have been reduced for 2013. But the fundamental crisis of the eurozone has not been resolved, and another year of muddling through could revive these risks in a more virulent form in 2014 and beyond.

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The Global Stock Market Rally Is Over... & The Worst Is Yet To Come: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 20 November 2012

Equity markets around the world have begun on to fall once more – after enjoying a brief rally that started in July – as consumers, firms, and investors become more cautious and risk-averse. Given the seriousness of the downside risks to growth, the latest correction may prove to be a bellwether of worse to come for the global economy and financial markets in 2013.

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Hard To Be Easing – Why QE3 Cannot Prevent A Fiscal Drag: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 15 October 2012

The US Federal Reserve’s third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, has many observers arguing that the effects on risky assets could be greater than in previous rounds. But, despite the Fed’s commitment to aggressive monetary easing, QE3's effects on the real economy and on US equities could well be smaller and more fleeting.


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Delaying A Eurozone Breakup Will Only Make Matters Worse: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 16 August 2012

Germany and the ECB are now relying on the hope that large-scale liquidity will buy time to allow the adjustments needed to restore growth and debt sustainability in the eurozone periphery. But, if a eurozone breakup can only be postponed, delaying the inevitable would merely make the endgame worse – much worse.

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America’s Economic Recovery Is A ‘Fairy Tale’: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 27 July 2012

Though many optimists now believe that a combination of lower oil prices, rising auto sales, recovering house prices, and a resurgence of U.S. manufacturing can refuel America’s economic recovery, the reality is the opposite: For five key reasons, the U.S.’s economic growth will slow further in the second half of 2012 and be even lower in 2013 – close to stall speed.

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Europe’s Economic Honeymoon Is Over: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 18 April 2012

The honeymoon for the ECB's new president Mario Draghi has turned out to be brief. The trouble is that the eurozone has an austerity strategy, but no growth strategy – and, without that, all it really has is a recession strategy that makes austerity self-defeating, because, if output continues to contract, deficit and debt ratios will continue to rise to unsustainable levels.

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The Fear Premium Is Driving High Oil Prices: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 21 March 2012

The world is afraid. Increasing concerns about a military conflict between Israel and Iran has created a “Fear Premium”, which has seen the price of oil soar to nearly $125 per barrel – even as the global oil supply remains plentiful and demand appears to have lowered. Now, as the drums of war grow louder, oil prices could rise in a way that will most likely cause a US and global growth slowdown or, worst still, another outright recession.

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The 4 Biggest Downside Risks To The Global Economy: Nouriel Roubini

Date: 29 February 2012

While recent developments seem to suggest some positive news for the global economy, there are at least four downside risks that could materialize this year – undermining global growth and eventually negatively affecting investor confidence and market valuations of risky assets.

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