Also on hand at the forum were economist, Nouriel Roubini, strategist, Russell Napier, and a panoply of international investors and business leaders. You'll find Roubini and Napier adding their thoughts in the outlook panel video above.
There was also a rather interesting panel, featuring Faber and Taleb, entitled, "Is Russia the Best or Worst in BRIC?".
As you'll surmise from the title, it's a panel debate on the strengths and weaknesses of each of the large BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) nations, with added focus on host country, Russia. So is there a strong case for investment in Russia at this time?
This conversation is worthwhile not only for the contributions from the aforementioned panel stars, but also due to the comments from other panelists and some key questions from the audience.
Pay special attention to Mario Garnero's comments on the effects of Brazil's past inflation on its middle class (this is important for those of us in QE, deficit-land US), as well as the questions on Russia's future from the native conference attendees.
If you'd like to take a look at last year's lively panel discussion and judge the panelists' comments against what took place in 2010, check out our related post links below.
Related articles and posts:
1. The Russia Forum 2011 - Russia Forum.
2. Panel discussion from Russia Forum 2010 - Finance Trends.