Wild Swings in Global Markets Have Led to Fears of a Worldwide Slowdown

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“It wasn’t very long ago that the dread hovering over global financial markets was that things were getting too calm.” This summer, Federal Reserve officials were worried about complacency. Those days are very definitely over. America’s economy is finally looking good, but Wall Street’s sudden volatility is a signal that all is not well. We’ll hear how slow growth in Europe, Asia and South America has led to warnings about the continued impact of the worldwide recession.

Credits

Guests:
Neil Irwin - New York Times - @Neil_Irwin, Peter Spiegel - Financial Times - @SpiegelPeter, Carmen Reinhart - Harvard University, John Hofmeister - Citizens for Affordable Energy - @cfaenergy

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Evan George, Kareem Maddox