Recently, Goldman Sachs economists and strategists have been discussing their mid-year economic perspectives for 2014. Below is a series of short videos in which these experts share their updated insights on the U.S. economy, and the economic outlook for Europe, Latin America, and emerging markets.
Economic Outlook: United States
Jan Hatzius, chief economist of Global Investment Research (GIR) at Goldman Sachs, shares his perspective on the US economy. Jan also published a recent research note titled “US Views: Above the Trend at Last”, describing his perspectives on the US economy growing at an above-trend pace.
“We see an acceleration in growth really since early 2013, and especially over the last few months.” – Jan Hatzius
Economic Outlook: Europe
Huw Pill, chief European economist of Global Investment Research (GIR) at Goldman Sachs, discusses recent economic developments in Europe with GIR senior strategist Allison Nathan.
“I think we should be somewhat reassured that the sort of financial tensions and existential risks that appeared two or three years ago have been largely contained, and machinery has been built up to manage those, should they threaten to emerge in the future.” – Huw Pill
Economic Outlook: Latin America
Alberto Ramos, head of Latin America economic research of Global Investment Research (GIR) at Goldman Sachs, discusses recent economic developments in the region with senior GIR strategist Allison Nathan.
“We have the two largest economies [in Latin America], Mexico and Brazil, facing quite different outlooks both in the medium and the short term.” – Alberto Ramos
Economic Outlook: Emerging Markets
Dominic Wilson, chief markets economist of Global Investment Research (GIR) at Goldman Sachs, discusses economic performance in the emerging markets in the first part of 2014 with senior GIR strategist Allison Nathan.
“For the start of 2014, in some respects, the biggest surprise is that after a period of significant underperformance, emerging market assets rebounded relatively sharply.” – Dominic Wilson
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