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Surging US Oil Production Has Big Implications
Soundbites from Research
With the US slated to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015, US Resources sector head Paul Strand explains the economic, political and investment consequences of this major shift.
Cost Control Key to Assessing Health-Care Exchanges
While benefits administrators take a wait-and-see approach with the Affordable Care Act, Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots℠ Research, says cost is their No. 1 concern.
Looking at Longevity Through a New Lens
A new approach to predicting life expectancy could also help to price guarantees on retirement income streams, says economics professor David Blake.
The Younger Wife’s Curse
Women typically marry older men and live longer, increasing their chances of being widowed. New research shows that older women are at greater risk of poverty in 27 out of 30 OECD countries.
Italian Consumers Tighten Their Belts
A new Grassroots℠ Research poll shows that Italians see their economy weakening further, prompting them to cut back on discretionary spending such as dining out, shopping for clothes and buying a new car. Analyst Andreas Bartels goes inside the numbers.
The Truth About the US Manufacturing Renaissance
Soundbites from Research
Industrials analyst Ray Cunha puts claims of a manufacturing revival in the United States to the test.
A Snapshot of China's Loan Growth
Bank managers surveyed by Grassroots℠ Research expect property developers, manufacturing companies and local government financing vehicles to experience the highest loan growth.
Why Europe's Credit Ratings Won't Budge
Soundbites from Research
Barring a bank collapse or a breakup of the euro zone, individual countries' credit ratings are likely to stay put, says David Manoux, head of credit research.
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