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Mohamed A El-Erian

Chief economic adviser at Allianz

Chief economic adviser at Allianz and a member of its International Executive Committee, is chairman of President Barack Obama's Global Development Council and the author, most recently, of 'When Markets Collide'.

Mohamed A El-Erian
13 Jun 2017

Trump phenomenon evolves

It is becoming fashionable to postulate the end of the anti-establishment movement, yet that would be both premature and misleading.

13 Jun 2017 1
Trump phenomenon evolves
17 Oct 2016

Toxic politics prevail

Advanced-country politicians are locked in bizarre conflicts rather than acting on obvious steps to reverse protracted, unequal growth.

17 Oct 2016
Toxic politics prevail
4 Oct 2016

Worried about Europe

Even if Deutsche Bank doesn't threaten a Lehman moment, there are at least four systemic factors that have driven its troubles.

4 Oct 2016
20 Jul 2016

Saving youth

I worry that our generation in the advanced world will be remembered - to our shame and chagrin - as the one that lost the economic plot.

20 Jul 2016
10 Feb 2016

5 questions for Yellen

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen is to testify to the US Congress once again and her remarks will influence the markets' outlook for the US economy.

10 Feb 2016
29 Sep 2015

Markets must build stability for long-term growth

Over the past two weeks, markets have again confounded any attempt to explain their short-term gyrations by looking at historical patterns, in particular by focusing on the influence of central banks.

29 Sep 2015
22 Sep 2015

Europe must help Tsipras by providing debt relief

After repeated bungling, Europe suddenly has an opportunity to do the right thing about Greece's unsustainable debt. It would be a tragedy -- for both Greece and Europe -- if this opening went to waste.

22 Sep 2015
Europe must help Tsipras by providing debt relief
18 Aug 2015

Global oil prices tumble to new normal

Oil prices have been heading south again, with a barrel of US crude recently falling below $42 (1,470 baht) -- the lowest level since March 2009, the nadir of the global financial crisis. And, while last year's sharp price drop was heavily influenced by two large supply shocks, the current decline also has an important demand dimension.

18 Aug 2015
Global oil prices tumble to new normal
31 Jul 2015

Stop blaming woes on Varoufakis

From blaming him for the renewed collapse of the Greek economy to accusing him of illegally plotting Greece's exit from the eurozone, it has become fashionable to disparage Yanis Varoufakis, the country's former finance minister. While I have never met or spoken to him, I believe that he is getting a bad rap (and increasingly so). In the process, attention is being diverted away from the issues that are central to Greece's ability to recover and prosper — whether it stays in the eurozone or decides to leave.

31 Jul 2015 1
8 Jul 2015

10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

8 Jul 2015