Bart Oosterveld

  • Oosterveld Quoted in Newsweek on Stock Market Fall


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  • Wall Street is Freaking Out

    US stocks saw another volatile day on February 6 as ripples spread to global markets.

    The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 4 percent—a nearly 1,200-point decline—on February 5. The declines for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were the biggest single-day percentage drops since August 2011. The Dow closed 567 points higher on February 6.

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  • Despite Brexit Gains, All Fundamental Difficulties Remain

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May might have secured a major victory in the Brexit process, but she still faces exceptional political, social, and economic challenges in the second phase of negotiating the United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union (EU). European Council President Donald Tusk has already stated the latter half of the negotiations “will be more difficult than the first.”

    On December 8 May achieved what many skeptics of the process did not consider possible, an agreement with the EU to further negotiations to define at least an outline of what the future trade relationship between the UK and the EU will look like.

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  • Oosterveld Quoted in El Mundo on Enormous Risk to Catalan Economy


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  • Where to Now? A Discussion on Catalonia

    On November 30, 2017, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted an informative discussion on Catalonia’s bid for independence and upcoming elections on December 21. The session was led by the new Director of the Global Business and Economics Program, Bart Oosterveld. 

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  • Debt Default Pushes Venezuela Further into Russian Orbit

    Venezuela’s default on a massive international debt and Russia’s ongoing financial assistance to the South American country that is under both US and European Union (EU) sanctions, will push Caracas further into Moscow’s sphere of influence, according to an Atlantic Council analyst.

    “The Russians are throwing lifelines to the criminal Venezuelan regime with the intention of further pushing Caracas into Moscow’s orbit. With Venezuela both under US and EU sanctions and being shunned by the major countries of the hemisphere, the Russians see an opportunity to swoop in and use the situation to their advantage,” said Jason Marczak, director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. He described how a country that is diplomatically isolated and run by an anti-US regime “provides a huge opportunity for Russia to establish a further footprint in a country that is within the geostrategic, geographical orbit of the United States.”

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  • What's Next for the Global Economy?


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  • Atlantic Council Names Bart J. Oosterveld as Director of the Global Business and Economics Program

    Appointment comes as NAFTA renegotiations continue, China increasingly asserts its presence on the world economic stage, the impact of Brexit remains uncertain, and protectionist and anti-globalist sentiments threaten the Western world.

    WASHINGTON, DC
     – The Atlantic Council today named Bart J. Oosterveld as the new director of its Global Business and Economics Program and as the C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth. Mr. Oosterveld brings two decades of expertise in capital markets and credit ratings with Moody’s Investors Service, giving him unique insights into the ways governments, markets and companies interact in the global economy.

    Mr. Oosterveld served in myriad roles at Moody’s Investors Service over the course of a nearly twenty-year tenure. His work at the nexus of finance and government will be an invaluable asset to the Global Business and Economics Program, which promotes transatlantic...

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