Thursday, December 08, 2005

Funds Blowing Foreign Bubbles?

From WaPo:

"I worry that there's this perfect storm coming for emerging markets," said Kristin J. Forbes, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economics professor who served until early this year on President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers.
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"You remember what happened after 1996," Rhodes said. "We had 1997. We had 1998. We had the default by Russia, and we had Long-Term Capital Management" -- a Connecticut hedge fund whose collapse in 1998 triggered a nosedive in U.S. stock and bond markets.

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