Global - Analysis - The US Financial Crisis and the effects on Communications


Being in Washington DC in the midst of the financial crisis provided Paul Budde with a unique opportunity to experience it as it occurred. This report contains his analysis and comments on the financial crisis as he saw it. The crisis will have a major effect on future infrastructure developments, and Paul spent some time discussing this with some of the local experts during his visit. This report also includes an overview of the implications on a regional level, written by BuddeComm’s senior analysts.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Even the experts don’t know
  • 3. Selling to individuals who cannot pay
  • 4. Government failed to govern
  • 5. Quick action needed to avoid panic
  • 6. Restructuring the USA
  • 7. Further damage to US international standing
  • 8. Asian revival
  • 9. Less ideology on infrastructure issues
  • 10. Infrastructure separation discussion
  • 11. Regional implications
    • 11.1 Latin America
    • 11.2 Asia
    • 11.3 North America
    • 11.4 Oceania
    • 11.5 Africa
    • 11.6 Europe
      • 11.6.1 Eastern Europe
    • 11.7 The Middle East
  • 12. Opportunities arising from crisis
    • 12.1 The end of extreme capitalism – opportunities for NGT
  • 13. Conclusion: Financial crisis will hit the telco industry
    • 13.1 Change is our business
  • 14. Other Reports

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Last updated 31 Oct 2008
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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