How do the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies perform after the social and political turmoil caused by the so called “Arab Spring” late in 2010? Have social and economic demands of
protesters resulted in a healthier economic outlook in these countries?
Insolvencies in Turkey - Disclosure of the exit strategy by FED Chairman Ben Bernanke in May 2013 triggered a new period marked by a change in the risk perception towards developing economies in financial markets.
In a context of slow inflation (“low-flation”) and flat growth, France is in danger of not being able to escape the vicious circle of falling prices. It is possible that France, without going to the extremes of US Great Depression, could experience a lengthy period of price and growth stagnation, such as happened in Japan between 1990 and 2010. If so, what would it mean for the French economy and its companies?