Withering exports and asset bubbles have forced Asians – especially China and Japan -- to work harder at free trade pacts.
Americans and space aliens alike are understandably puzzled by the Obama administration's stab at financial regulation reform.
It seems to me that the odds are around 60% that real negotiation will not begin until tax rates go up on January 1.
Smooth talk and convoluted solutions magically appear when a monkey in an allegorical kingdom runs a failing banana bank.
It was silly months ago to compare the global downturn to the 1930s depression. The recession has already turned the corner.
Emerging markets are still the economies to watch now that the Asian Tigers have joined the boring, developed nations club.
Weakening end demand is the root problem. It calls for more aggressive fiscal policy to rouse the domestic market.
|A Wrongheaded, Sheltered Start for ChiNext|
|The lesson from the ChiNext launch is as old as China's stock market: Too much regulatory protection leads to speculation.|