United States/Global

  1. 12 August, 2014 03:00 PM EST [15:00]

This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the U.S. economy, including the short –term growth forecasts for consumption, investment, labor markets and the aggregate GDP growth.

The special focus of this webcast will examine trends across the states and regions of the United States. The critical sectors driving economic activity at the regional level include natural resources, manufacturing and housing.

Europe

  1. 13 August, 2014 09:00 AM EST [09:00], 03:00 PM CET [15:00]

This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the Euro Zone as well as the outlook for several of the larger European economies.

The special focus of this webcast will be on the inflation outlook for the Euro Area. The currency area has lately experienced a prolonged period of disinflation, with outright deflation in some countries like Greece and Cyprus. The European Central Bank has adopted exceptional measures to counteract this circumstance, and may take further actions in the future.

Emerging Markets

  1. 14 August, 2014 10:00 AM EST [10:00]

 

This monthly webcast (upgraded from a quarterly to a monthly webcast) provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team on the growth performance of major emerging markets, especially the outlook for China, India, Brazil and Mexico as well as Southeast Asia.

The special focus of this webcast will be on the inflation outlook for the emerging markets, as well as concerns of asset price and credit bubbles in some of the key emerging economies. During the last several years, the emerging markets have experienced the highest rates of money growth as well as the highest rates of inflation in the world, with a majority of emerging countries’ inflation rates now at three to five times the current U.S. inflation rate. In the last six years following the global financial crisis, cheaply available and massive supply of credit has fueled asset price booms even bubbles in major emerging economies. With normalization of the U.S. interest rate and slower economic growth across most of the emerging world, what will likely happen to inflation and asset prices in these countries? If asset prices are to decline (which is already happening in some of the emerging economies) rapidly, how will it impact those economies?

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