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The World Economy in Spring 2013

Money and Finance

Finance Chart

The state of the global economy is very important to the venture capitalist like Efraim Landa. Over the last few decades there have been many changes in the VC market. There was a time when the venture capitalists was only interested in investing in their local businesses but over the last few decades as international options have become available, the VC market has continued to expand and to strengthen the global economy. Specifically many areas that were struggling have experienced some level of economic progress due partly to regulations which allowed for international investments. Just where does the global economy stand today? How serious was the latest recession and how has it affected the investment potential of VC firms around the world? Read the rest of this entry

What Drives the Global Economy?

Global Economy and the US

Global Economy

In a time of needed recovery in many countries around the world from the recent economic downturn, many begin to wonder how this recovery can happen.  What is that actually drives an economy and pushes it towards growth and success? What factors need to be focused on to stimulate this recovery quickly?  Individual economies have experienced downturns in the recent years, but as an interconnected global economy, the financial crisis was not enough to stop growth.  To propel the global economy forward, factors such as physical capital, labor, productivity, and investment need to be prioritized.

What is the State of the Global Economy?

The economies of the world are constantly becoming more integrated through trade and investment into one global economy that has grown rapidly over time.  In 1970, the world produced about 12 trillion dollars worth of goods and services and 2010; world production reached 41 trillion dollars.  In four decades, global GDP has increased almost four times.  The pace of the global economy’s growth is gradual and consistent.  Individual nations may experience extreme economic boosts and downturns, but the overall global economy continues a slow uphill movement.  Even after a significant global financial crisis like 2009, there was a dip for that year but global GDP had fully recovered by the next year and even exceeded pre-crisis levels by the year after that Read the rest of this entry