REGAN: So in fact you see the global recovery as not really happening, that we are in an increasingly weak global environment as you look around. And certainly we see some poor data that indicates that out of Asia and Europe.
FABER: Yes. I think that in Europe we have essentially a flat
(inaudible) economy. Now maybe a year they will grow at 1 percent and
the next year they’ll contract at 1 percent, basically you can’t expect
much growth from Europe. In China, we have now obviously – and this is
well documented – a meaningful slowdown in economic growth. As a result,
China also buys less resources from the resource producers in the
world, from Argentina to Brazil, over (inaudible) Asia, central Asia,
Russia (inaudible) and so on. And this has all an impact on these
countries’ economies, and so they themselves are buying less goods from
the Western world and you have the potential of a downside spiral.
Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.Dr. Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold and Oil.