The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
Emerging Markets Quarterly Series
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Bart van Ark will be joined by special guests to review the current forecast for China, the Asia-Pacific Region and India, along with analysis of special topics of current interest.
2012 has been a year of major uncertainty in global markets. Looking into the new year, there are many more hurdles to overcome: a slowing China, weak competiveness along with continued debt crisis in Europe, the fiscal cliff in the U.S., the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…the list goes on. In fact, with so many unknowables still on the table, the only thing most businesses can be certain for 2013 is more uncertainty and higher volatility. However, the weak and volatile nature of global markets brings opportunities as well as risks, particularly in emerging markets. For the past several years, domestic demand in many emerging markets has helped to offset the slowdown from mature countries that began in 2008. And with more than 5 billion people living in emerging economies, investment opportunities for forward-thinking companies abound. The January 2013 edition of The Conference Board’s Emerging Markets Economics Watch will focus on the risks and opportunities that are likely to emerge throughout the year in the emerging world.
Bart van Ark
Bart van Ark is executive vice president and chief economist of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as indepth global economic... Full Bio
Philip Guarco, Executive Director and Chief Investment Strategist for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, is a member of the Global Strategy team responsible for the development of investment strategy and portfolio strategy for J.P. Morgan’s global in... Full Bio