Posted by: Armel | September 8, 2008

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailout = Decoupling & Africa


World markets are poised for a frantic day’s trading this monday after the US government nationalised troubled mortgage houses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the biggest financial bail-out in history !! (source).

But the underlying issue that deserves to be raised is how can Emerging markets take advantage of this on-going crisis and attract more investment strategies. In an earlier post, I mentioned the Importance of the decoupling theory in relation to planned investments in Africa. I think that theory becomes even more relevant given the decadent value of the US dollar and the weakness of Wall Street liquidity ratio as a whole. So can Emerging markets capitalize on this? Will they ? ..” We go see’am”

Click here for The Decoupling Theory and Africa



  1. This is surreal

  2. Decoupling doesn’t work anymore! The rest of East-West Europe, India are all slowing down.

    When it comes to Africa it’s hard to tell, simply because the data is just not there! Where are you going to find the hard concrete data to back up what president and ministers are saying about the economy??

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