Carl Weinberg, High Frequency Economics Chief Economist and Managing Director, says the the Coronavirus uncertainty hit may be smaller than markets are currently pricing in. Thomas Mulier, Bloomberg Healthcare Editor, says China is trying to 'catch-up' to the Coronavirus outbreak, as new medical facilities are being built in Wuhan. Kit Juckes, Societe Generale Chief FX Strategist, says emerging markets are going to have a rough time if the U.S. economy is growing slowly. Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics Chief Economist, says investors are using the Coronavirus as an opportunity to cash in on profits. Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Senior Fellow and former Chief Economist & Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, says the political middle in the U.S. has shifted from 10 years ago.
Surveillance: ECB Not On Autopilot, Lagarde Says
Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank President, warns markets not to assume that ECB policy is on autopilot. Sheila Patel, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman, says we are in a better place with liquidity compared to a year ago. Jacob Frenkel, JPMorgan Chase International Chairman, says the greatest danger to the economy's growth is fragmentation. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General, says we must now defend multilateralism. Stephen Pagliuca, Bain Capital Co-Chairman, says the returns in private equity are still world-class.
Surveillance: Don't Expect Much From Fed, Solomon Says
Ken Moelis, Moelis & Company Chairman, CEO & Founder, says markets are pretty much priced for perfection right now. Soren Skou, Maersk CEO, doesn't expect trade growth to pick up in 2020. Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, is optimistic about a trade deal between the U.S. and the EU. Bill Winters, Standard Chartered CEO, says peace is prevailing in Hong Kong. Stacey Cunningham, NYSE President, talks about 'trading in the dark' as well as finding the best price in the market. David Solomon, Goldman Sachs Chairman & CEO, doesn't see any booms or busts happening anytime soon.
Surveillance: Davos Day 2
Bruno Le Maire, French Finance Minister, says postponing a digital tax on the U.S. until the year's end is a fair compromise. Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, says there is no timetable for returning the grounded Boeing 737 Max. David Rubenstein, Carlyle Co-Chairman, discusses changes in private equity. James Gorman, Morgan Stanley CEO, says we are in a very benign period with relative global stability. Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Global CIO, says the U.S. Federal Reserve is encouraging investor behavior that fuels a bubble in U.S. corporate credit markets. Bloomberg's Sonali Basak discusses major themes at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Surveillance: We Have Reached Peak Globalization, Bremmer Says
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group Founder, says we have absolutely reached the peak of globalization. Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone CEO, says investing in technology has enormous benefits. Michael Corbat, Citigroup CEO, says the consumer remains the backbone of the U.S. Economy. Martin Flanagan, Invesco CEO, expects clients to return once the firm has fully absorbed OppenheimerFunds. Roberto Azevedo, World Trade Organization Director General says it is good to see U.S.-China tensions contained by the Phase-One trade deal.