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Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

KWR International

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Scott MacDonald is a Senior Consultant at KWR International.

  • U.S.-Japan Relations at a Turning Point?

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 0 times

    One of the bedrock alliances that has underpinned East Asian security throughout much of the post-World War II era has been between the United States…

  • Will Trump Take this Opportunity to Become a Transformational President?

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Despite initial worries that global stock markets would plummet, and Dow futures initially descending 800 points when news of Trump victory became clear, that loss…

  • A Quick Look Ahead for 2016

    Published 28 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    New York (KWR) December 28, 2015 - Our approach to forecasting global markets in 2016 is that this is an educated guess. Hopefully, we do…

  • Frontier Markets - Why They Remain Attractive

    Published 05 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    While there is often some reference to the challenging nature of Emerging Markets, they have become an established part of the asset management landscape. In…

  • Sunshine in Japan?

    Published 10 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Japan's economy has long faced dark and overcast weather, with some analysts claiming it has been in an extended coma. Over the past 20 years…

  • Trade, Violence and Hope in Central America

    Published 08 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Central America occupies one of the world's more strategic locations. It is very much the central zone between an industrialized North and an industrializing South…

  • Myanmar's Path Back to Financial Normality

    Published 08 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) - February 8, 2012 -- As unrest, violence, and war spreads across the Middle East, observers are struggling to keep pace…

  • Searching for a New Political Order in the Middle East

    Published 07 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Revolutions are often sloppy affairs. Just ask President Mohamed Mursi of Egypt. His late-November 2012 bid to assume greater powers - some say dictatorial in…

  • Holiday Spirit and the Consumer

    Published 07 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The consumer plays an important role in the U.S. economy, accounting for around 70% of GDP. This means that the holiday season takes on considerable…

  • The Business of Sino-Cuban Relations

    Published 25 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) July 22, 2012 - There is a delightful story about relations between the People's Republic of China and the government of…

  • Syria's Quiet Civil War?

    Published 21 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) November 21, 2011 - The Jasmine Revolution was successful in regime change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The first two cases…

  • Fannie and Freddie Still in Need

    Published 20 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) November 21, 2011 - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been through a lot - they were and remain the big…

  • A Neo-Ottoman Dawn

    Published 06 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) October 6, 2011 - Over the last few years there has been an important change in the structure of international relations…

  • Waiting for Some Good News

    Published 11 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) August 10, 2011 - No one can blame investors for feeling like 2008 is back. After all, there has been a…

  • Bending But Not Breaking - The U.S. Economy at Mid-Point

    Published 18 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) June 16, 2011 - The U.S. economy is reaching the mid-point for 2011. Looking from the beginning of the year, 2011's…

  • The Middle East's Unfinished Business

    Published 24 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK, NY (KWR) February 24, 2011 - The Middle East and North Africa are undergoing the kind of political transformation that marked the end…

  • The Next Sovereign Crisis - Belgium?

    Published 27 November 2010 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) November 24, 2010 - There is nothing attractive about a country going down into an economic crisis. It usually includes panicked investors,…

  • Different Countries, Different Concerns - The U.S. and South Korea

    Published 21 October 2010 | viewed 0 times

    In 2010 Korea and the United States reflect two very different economic situations. While the U.S. Federal Reserve and a number of prominent economists such…

  • The Next Round in the Greek Tragedy

    Published 16 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

    For a small country with an economy based on shipping, tourism and agriculture, Greece caught the world's attention in April and May 2010, when it…

  • The German Recovery

    Published 12 August 2010 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) August 12, 2010 - The German economy is on the move. Despite the storm clouds from the European Union's (E.U.) sovereign debt…