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S3 Episode 9: US/China power struggle, the global political balance, and your finances

Listen: “China's ability to grow in unprecedented fashion came because they had really cheap labor, and wealthy countries around the world were very happy to take advantage of that labor. Those two things are no longer true,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

From the state of the great technological decoupling to China's zero-COVID policy, the relationship between the US and China remains both critically important and deeply fraught.

In this episode of “Living Beyond Borders,” a special podcast produced in partnership between GZERO and Citi Private Bank, we’re assessing where the two nations stand today, and what some recent developments like a Chinese banking crisis, knock on effects of Russia's war in Ukraine, and a renewed debate over tariffs mean for the world and for your money.

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S3 Episode 7: Future-proofing: How we fix broken supply chains

Listen: “Envision supply chains like a strand of Christmas lights. If one light goes out, then the whole strand will stop working,” said Eurasia Group’s Christina Huguet.

On the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, we’re talking about the moment those lights went out—as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and disrupted shipping, manufacturing, and labor all at once—and what it will take more than two years later to turn those lights back on and create more resilient global supply chains.

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S3 Episode 5: Could today’s crisis lead to future growth?

Listen: “Geopolitics and their impact on the markets are greater right now than at any point in my professional life,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

In this episode of “Living Beyond Borders,” a special GZERO podcast series brought to you by Citi Private Bank, we’re looking at the current state of the global economy. Gas prices are skyrocketing, supply chain issues abound, and we’re facing a bear market that has sent stock prices tumbling. All of these issues are exacerbated by the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and a growing divide and decoupling between China and the US.

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S3 Episode 1: If the economy is good, why do I feel so bad?


Listen: Last year the US economy grew 5.7%, the biggest growth rate in decades, yet at the beginning of 2022 fewer than 1 in 5 Americans thought it was strong. And as the world confronts the converging crises of pandemic and war in Ukraine, inflation and skyrocketing prices are further contributing to feelings of financial insecurity.

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S2 Episode 8: COVID Continued: What the world will look like in 2022

Listen: While 2021 brought incredible breakthroughs in science and billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered globally, the pandemic seems far from over as the new year approaches. Add in an urgent need for climate action, uneven economic recovery and supply chain disruption, plus growing tensions between the world’s two biggest economies—the US and China—and you basically want to pull the covers over your head. But still, there are reasons to be hopeful about 2022.

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S2 Episode 6: Common prosperity, coal, and competitiveness: The US and China (part II)

Listen: The relationship between the US and China is rapidly evolving. Economic and political decisions made today will impact power dynamics in both the near and long term. We'll examine the Chinese government's plans to shape industries, continue its domestic growth, and deliver on commitments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, we'll explain what those decisions may mean for Chinese and US investors in the near future.

The latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, a special podcast series from GZERO and Citi Private Bank, is the second in a two-part series on the relationship between the US and China. Moderated by Caitlin Dean, Head of the Geostrategy Practice at Eurasia Group, this episode features David Bailin, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Investments for Citi Global Wealth, Steven Lo, Co-Head of Citi Global Wealth for Asia Pacific, and Ian Bremmer, President at Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation.

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S2 Episode 5: Tariffs, tutors, and tension: The US and China (part I)


Listen: Tensions have been building between the US and China for some time, and the Biden administration and President Xi's leadership team have not found much new common ground. We'll look at how Xi Jinping's latest actions to focus on "Common Prosperity" have changed China's priorities, what the crackdown on certain industries means for markets, and how the U.S. is responding to these policy shifts for better or for worse.

The latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, a special podcast series from GZERO and Citi Private Bank, is the first in a two-part series on the relationship between the US and China. Moderated by Caitlin Dean, Head of the Geostrategy Practice at Eurasia Group, this episode features David Bailin, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Investments for Citi Global Wealth, Steven Lo, Co-Head of Citi Global Wealth for Asia Pacific, and Ian Bremmer, President at Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.
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S2 Episode 2: Inflation, interest rates, and economic recovery

Listen: When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in full force in the US, the government had to act quickly to keep the economy afloat. One major thing that the Federal Reserve did was lower interest rates to zero. That helped money keep flowing and borrowing rates low on things like mortgages, cars, and other things Americans needed. The danger in juicing the economy this way, however, is that inflation could go up, and higher consumer prices could end up hurting our wallets. How does the government strike the right balance? In this episode, we'll hear more about the US recovery, the international picture, and what could come next.

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