Eurasia Group global trends quarterly

Executive summary: First quarter 2009

At the request of PwC, Eurasia Group is monitoring and assessing major trends shaping the global business environment. The focus in the first quarter of 2009 is the global financial crisis and its political, economic, and social implications. More specifically, Eurasia Group addresses the following topics in five white papers: the spread of the financial crisis to emerging markets, growing government involvement in the economy, the potential for social unrest, the prospects for infrastructure investment, and energy-sector volatility. This document summarizes those findings.

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