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KBRA Releases Podcast Episode - U.S. Economy: Trade and Politics
[October 16, 2020]

KBRA Releases Podcast Episode - U.S. Economy: Trade and Politics

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 (News - Alert), 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 againt 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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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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