Topic/Theme Reports

Country Risk Chat: All We are Saying is Give Peace a Chance NoKo, Venezuela, Russia


While August is traditionally a get-away month for the risk mgt. set, the risk still wants to play and needs to be attended to. We review the hot spots including NoKo, Venezuela & Russia war games. Still have Euro trade on, as DC tweets away the summer.

Country Risk Chat: Love, Laughter, European Disaster (Audio Link)


Dr. Scott reviews the European region's upcoming election & economic landscape. German & Italian elections and France's new government and economic prospects. Constructive on the European CDS trade.

Country Risk Chat: ConfCall August 2 @ 11AM NYC; Germany, Venezuela, The Fed & EM


Viola Risk will be hosting a Country Risk Conference Call on Wednesday, August 2 @ 11AM NYC time. Dr. Scott MacDonald will review the Euro Dynamics for the Fall Season including: German & Italian elections, France with Macron and UK Brexit outlooks. A sprinkling of China, Japan, Korea & Venezuela for good measure. Contact for call-in details.

Country Risk Chat: Deep-dish Italy, August 2 ConfCall @ 11AM NYC


Italy ingested in-depth as its political landscape is as firm as a bowl of spaghetti. Greece rebound & Brexit outbound in spot-light. Stay tuned for Country Risk ConfCall dial-in details for August 2 @ 11am NYC time.

Country Risk Chat: Hot & Hazy, But Markets Are Not Lazy


Bromance heats up between the leader of the free world and the leader of the French people. Macron & Trump, the unlikeliest of couples, strut their stuff down Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Hold Aug. 2 @ 11am for Country Risk Chat conference call on "Europe: Love/Laughter/Disaster?"

Country Risk Chat: Another G-20 Meeting & All We Got Was a Lousy T-shirt


​G-20 summit did not make much forward progress, but heads of state seemingly got along. More volatility elsewhere as Mexico, Venezeula, and Qatar wag the sovereign landscape. More downgrades?

Country Risk Chit: Australia Outlook 2H17 Not Bad Mate


Australia's economy now pestered by housing bubble after years of commodities based charged growth. Combined with a high consumer debt load high, presenting some risk to GDP. But still manageable as other business sectors expand.

Country Risk Chat: Never Been to Spain, But I Kinda Like the Music


Dr. Scott will get you high on Germany/France, bad on UK and "Kinda Likes" Spain while Japan is meh! Take a top charts tour of his top country hits and flops of 2H2017.

Country Risk Chat: UKs Ugh-zit, Ugly-duckling Upendings


UK agita strikes again on annual basis as May government set to fall, or be mortally diabled towards ineffectiveness. Next steps still blurry, we provide first takes.

Country Risk Chat: Brazil Temer-ity/Volatility; Pakistan, Goin' Ridin' on Silk Freeway


Global terrain doesn't sleep & neither does the atmosphere as N.Korea keeps shooting off rockets.Brazil seeing vol as Pres. Temer scandals unfold. Pakistan enjoying the China panda bear hug with project$ galore.

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