Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

Lunch Panel<br>
Global Overview: Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty

Monday, May 2, 2011 / 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

The markets are up, and balance sheets are looking stronger. Emerging markets are posting sizzling growth rates, while the United States is finally generating jobs again after a long lull. The global economy has clearly rebounded, though the recovery is uneven. But there are lots of wild cards in the deck: the devastation in Japan, Europe's lingering sovereign debt crises, unrest in the Middle East, skyrocketing commodity prices and unexpected events like last year's "flash crash." After two years of strong gains, do stocks have more room to run? Will the vast pools of capital sitting on the sidelines finally be deployed to spur hiring? What's the outlook for inflation and interest rate hikes? Where are the best global opportunities in the year ahead? Where should investors exercise caution?


Paul Gigot

Editorial Page Editor and Vice President, The Wall Street Journal


Eike Batista

Chairman and CEO, EBX Group

Jeffrey Immelt

Chairman and CEO, General Electric

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman and Co-Founder, Roubini Global Economics; Professor of Economics and International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

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