by Connie Madon
What are Roubini's new predictions? This time the noted economist is future casting the price of commodities. He is looking for the global economy to move toward growth in the later part of 2009 into 2010.
When the world moves into greater production, the need for raw materials rises. Roubini, sees commodity prices moving up during this expansion stage.
Already China's $585 billion stimulus package has spurred lending and sent share prices skyrocketing. China's economic growth surged 7.9% from a year earlier and is well on the way to meeting its target of 8% growth this year. China's purchasing manager's index stood at 53.3 in July, up from 53.2 in June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the the economy.