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Part II: Roubini Talks Risk, Recovery And The Threat Of A Triple Dip Recession

Oct 21 2014 | 12:41pm ET

Nouriel RoubiniNouriel RoubiniIn the second half of our interview with Nouriel Roubini, FINalternatives editor-in-chief Deirdre Brennan speaks with the renowned economist about IMF policies, the risk posed by shadow banking systems, and the possibility of a hard landing in China.

"Our view at Roubini [Global Economics] is that there are two extreme views about China and they’re both wrong," he says. "So our baseline has growth this year is barely above 7% reaching 6.5% by next year and 5.5% by 2016. Now 5.5% is not a real hard landing, but it’s not a soft landing."

 

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    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

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