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Two of the key questions discussed in the first full day of Davos 2014 were: Is Europe back? Is Japan back?
The general consensus on Europe seems to be that "Europe is not back". Most delegates believe that, thanks to the European Central Bank, the risks of a financial meltdown in Europe are much lower now than a couple of years ago. However, the Eurozone is stuck in a cycle of weak growth, high unemployment and high deficits and debts. Unfortunately, the response of some countries is to raise taxes, which typically hurts growth prospects. The worry among many delegates seems to be that the Eurozone could suffer the same fate as Japan - a lost decade or two.
Ironically, the delegates also felt that "Japan is back" - and that it's lost two decades have likely ended. This is largely thanks to the policies of the government of Shinzo Abe, who gave a very strong speech in Davos, outlining the specifics of the Japanese government's structural reform programs. There seems to be a consensus at Davos that if the Abe government can implement its reform agenda, then Japan can sustain strong growth.
IHS @ Davos
IHS is a strategic partner at the World Economic Forum annual meeting, which is being held 22-26 January in Davos, Switzerland. This is our eighth year as a partner at Davos, where IHS works to advance the WEF goal of driving positive change and improving the state of the world. The IHS team is led by President & CEO Scott Key, IHS Vice Chairman Dan Yergin and IHS Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh.
The theme of this year’s meeting is The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business. To start discussions, we are releasing the latest IHS forecasts for the global economy for 2014.
Key insights include:
For more information about the forum, visit the World Economic Forum site.
IHS Experts @ Davos
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