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Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

KWR International

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Scott MacDonald is a Senior Consultant at KWR International.

  • Why History Matters: U.S. Perspective on Growth and Austerity

    Published 30 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) July 25, 2010 - The U.S. and other major countries are diverging on economic policy. While there is a growing debate in…

  • Bear in the Backyard?

    Published 11 July 2010 | viewed 0 times

    During the Cold War the Soviet Union sought to expand its influence into the Western Hemisphere and its main ally was Cuba. Indeed, having Cuba…

  • A Brief Note on China

    Published 10 May 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Considering that the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen a little over 12% percent in 2010, making it the fifth worst performer this year among 92…

  • Political Risk Rising

    Published 09 May 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Our outlook for credit markets in 2010 has been and continues to be one of volatility. From February through almost the end of April volatility…

  • Mongolian Dreams

    Published 27 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Throughout the 20th century Mongolia was one of the poorest countries in Asia. The country lacked critical infrastructure, ranging from power generation to rails and…

  • Bear in the Backyard?

    Published 11 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    During the Cold War the Soviet Union sought to expand its influence into the Western Hemisphere and its main ally was Cuba. Indeed, having Cuba…

  • Iceland - The Lemmings Rule!

    Published 04 March 2010 | viewed 1,176 times

    Iceland's debt problems do not seem to want to go away. If anything the mix of crashed banks, a brutal economic collapse and the demands…

  • From BRICs to STICs

    Published 08 February 2010 | viewed 3,181 times

    Despite the late January/early February 2010 correction in international markets, there remains a certain sexiness in Emerging Markets, in particular the BRICs, that combination of…

  • Nervous in North Korea

    Published 05 July 2009 | viewed 2,962 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- North Korea remains one of the major flashpoints in the world. It combines a hair-raising mixture of conventional and (potentially) nuclear…

  • Tumbling in the East

    Published 23 February 2009 | viewed 4,951 times

    The broad swath of land from the Baltic to the Black Sea and into the Russian heartland constitutes what is often called Emerging Europe. Over…

  • Oil and Geo-Political Risk - Turning Up the Temperature

    Published 28 October 2007 | viewed 3,105 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- Oil prices are likely to remain under pressure. In mid-October prices reached new records, reaching over $90 on October 22nd and…

  • Globalization and the End of the Guns and Butter Economy

    Published 27 October 2007 | viewed 3,619 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- Over the past thirty years, the United States has sought and to some extent achieved a guns and butter economy; that…

  • Mother Russia - A Pivotal Year Ahead

    Published 28 February 2007 | viewed 2,959 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- February 27, 2007 -- Russia has come a long distance from the bad old days of the 1990s when it was…

  • A New Start in Mexico

    Published 05 January 2007 | viewed 3,667 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- We regard Mexico's credit outlook as stable and the inauguration of its new president, Felipe Calderon, as a net positive. After…

  • The New Cuba? Waiting for the Old Man to Go Back to the Sea

    Published 15 September 2006 | viewed 3,193 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- In Ernest Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea an aging fisherman seeks to take one last trophy from the sea.…

  • Somalia's Dangerous Path

    Published 21 August 2006 | viewed 4,257 times

    August 7, 2006 -- Assassinations, desertions from the United Nations-backed interim government, and a thrust by Islamic militiamen into central Somalia reflect a fast-moving political…

  • Somalia, Radical Islam and the Sea Lanes

    Published 15 July 2006 | viewed 4,480 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) --Sitting astride key sea lanes on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and not far from the Arabian Peninsula's oilfields, Somalia…

  • Korea's Next Stage Perfecting the Manufacturing-Services Continuum

    Published 26 June 2006 | viewed 3,718 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) -- In the early 21st century the service sector is at the commanding heights of the global economy. Every major advanced economy…

  • Institutional Embrace of Resource Market: Risk, Junior's, Asia, Emerging Markets, Energy, $600 Gold and $12 Silver

    Published 11 April 2006 | viewed 7,329 times

    NEW YORK (KWR) April 11, 2006 - Just over four months ago our article "Waiting for the Sky to Fall?: Asia and Implications of $500…

  • Waiting for the Sky to Fall?: Asia and Implications of $500 Gold and $8+ Silver

    Published 26 November 2005 | viewed 3,610 times

    With gold approaching $500 and silver holding $8+, there is a tendency to wonder whether the long awaited "end game" is now before us. We…