George Magnus – Think Piece

Featuring George Magnus

George Magnus, senior independent economic advisor, UBS, and Associate at The China Centre, Oxford University, takes us on a detailed journey through the economies of the world in this week’s Think Piece, discussing the consequences of a regime change to U.S. monetary policy, Asian currency markets, and identifying some potential investment bright spots for the next few years.

Published on
5 August, 2015
Politics, Global Outlook, US Economy
55 minutes
Asset class
Equities, Currencies


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    Tim S.

    12 8 2015 06:07

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    Totally wrong on China and the yuan. That's been a hotly debated one admittedly. Given they have now begun devaluing I wonder how he sees it evolving from here?

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    Kenan E.

    11 8 2015 12:10

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    Nice that there are still people who are positiv on the US. THERE HAVE TO BE ENOUGH PEOPLE on the other side of the "trade". Just BELIEVE :-)

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    Aaron .

    6 8 2015 20:17

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    Enjoyed his humble way of observing the world.

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    santosh a.

    6 8 2015 04:36

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    20% of S&P companies already 20% below their highs. Many techs with weak 2H forecasts. US stocks and economy could roll over. Fed wont raise rates. QE instead. What happens to USD in currency war?

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    Michael C.

    5 8 2015 22:43

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    Covered a wide range of subject areas in an engaging manner and was a tad more optimistic than many recent speakers. He gets my vote.

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    Kevin D.

    5 8 2015 22:28

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    Was he just talking to a camera? No reflection in the window of another person, and he was much less engaging than I have seen him before. Seems like poor format did a disservice to him (and us)

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    Milly M.

    5 8 2015 19:59

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    What a legend! Always wanted to hear him in a thorough conversation. I found some of his EM and World Trade comments really thought provoking. Thank you for this interview!

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    Philip H.

    5 8 2015 17:32

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    A bit ho-hum I'm afraid. All he needed to do was extrapolate from his belief in a strong USD and the rest falls into place from there. Fall being the operative word.

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    Graham T.

    5 8 2015 16:40

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    The consensus Economic View, unfortunately without the evidence.