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Conditions in Greece Worsening – FSG Analyst Insights

Interview with Matt Lasov, head of EMEA research for Frontier Strategy Group: “There is a lot of tough talk coming out of Germany after the government approved the Spanish bank loans. Some officials are essentially challenging Greece to leave, claiming…

Recession in Europe, Driving Risk of Breakup – FSG Analyst Insights

Interview with Matt Lasov, Head of EMEA Research for Frontier Strategy Group “The risk of default and devaluation in Europe is still high. Bailout discussions focused on Spanish banks buy time and businesses should use this time to set plans in place…

Emerging Markets Outlook Bright in 2012

Original Article in MarketWatch Matt Lasov, director of global research at Frontier Strategy Group, said the emerging markets’ performance in 2012 depends on their relationship to the euro zone. “The euro zone is in a recession that is likely to…

The Sovereign Debt Crisis in Emerging Markets (Part I)

What happened? In 2008, banks stopped lending as they were forced to use capital to absorb losses from deteriorating investment portfolios. When lending dried up, business struggled, industrial production contracted, and jobs were lost. Job loss drove the consumer into…

The Problem in Italy Lies in Politics, Not Economics

Berlusconi’s exit may mark the beginning of the breakup of the European Monetary Union (EMU), changing the business environment in Europe and markets globally. The problem in Italy lies in the country’s politics, not its economics; if the political class…