Martin Hutchinson covers emerging markets and economic policy, drawing on 25 years of experience as an international merchant banker. He ran derivatives platforms for two European banks, before serving as director of a Spanish venture capital company, advisor to the Korean conglomerate Sunkyong and chairman of a US modular building company. In Zagreb he established the Croatian debt capital markets and set up the corporate finance operations of Privredna Banka Zagreb. Since 2000 he has been a financial journalist, and is the author of "Great Conservatives," a book on British political history. He has a first class Honours degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge and a Harvard MBA.
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An ambitious agenda is helping Aecio Neves give President Rousseff a run for her money. But without more allies in Congress, his platform of lower deficits, slower wage growth and higher gas prices looks unrealistic. Keeping the economy steady may be the most he can deliver.
The right-wing beliefs of Nelson Hunt, dead at 88, colored his judgment on 1970s policies and led him to buy silver. An attempt to corner the market blew out when the Fed tightened money. Hunt’s failure showed why billionaire politics are best limited to funding candidates.
Treasury boss Jack Lew is bragging that his annual unpaid bills fell to $483 bln – more than Austria’s GDP. But this stems from badly structured spending cuts. White House resistance to needed reforms and Republican refusals to compromise leave America’s finances parlous.
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