Monday, June 22, 2009

Shifting of the Financial Center to Asia

Interesting comments from Jim Rogers. He has been a big proponent of the shifting landscape of the world for a while now and even moved his family to Singapore in 2007. Asia is the likely candidate if the emergence of China, India, and even Indonesia continues. In general though, its all the BRIIC locations that will cause the shift. Likewise Stone Fox has been heavy investors in BRIC countries for a while now. The shift is inevitable due to the sheer size of the populations in these countries. His quote below:


Throughout history, the center of the world has shifted to where the capital is, where the assets are. You don't see any period in history where things are shifting to the debtors, and America's the largest debtor nation in the history of the world. Unless something's different this time, unless the world's changed very very dramatically, the center of the influence, the center of the power, the center of the earth, the center of the globe, is going to be shifting towards Asia, because that's where all the money is. Have you ever heard of anybody saying, 'Let's go to where all of the debtors are'? It just doesn't happen that way.

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