NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a new KBRA Podcasts episode on COVID-19’s impact on global trade, politics, and the prospects for U.S. economic recovery.
In this episode, U.S. Economy: Trade and Politics, KBRA’s Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings, Bill Cox, opens an interesting conversation with KBRA Chief Strategist Van Hesser and Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Head of Sovereign Ratings. Feldbaum-Vidra and Hesser take stock of COVID risks and dynamics mid-crisis and whether the pandemic has truly threatened the golden age of globalization, and more.
Topics discussed include:
- U.S. trade dynamics mirror recessionary and recovery dynamics.
- Post-pandemic reset: The U.S. faces a new normal for economic life, including trade.
- Mexico may end up as a winner in U.S. geopolitical trade strategy.
- U.S. presidential election: A referendum on the Trump experiment.
“The world is rethinking globalization,” Hesser said. “And while there is no way to put the genie back in the bottle, I would caution against believing that much of what has been built will or even could unwind. But change is in the air.”
Stream the episode for free here.
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William Cox, Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings
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Van Hesser, Chief Strategist, Markets Strategy
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Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Managing Director, Sovereigns
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