- China to Ease Bans on Japan Food Imports
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday said that his government will be the first to lift bans over food imported from Yamagata and Yamanashi, which were imposed after the March 11 quake and tsunami
- Hobble and Muddle
The world economy would heal, but in a slow and uneven fashion, as advanced economies muddled through while the more dynamic emerging world gradually closed today’s income and wealth gaps.
- The IMF’s Switch in Time
we should have learned from the crisis that financial markets need regulation, and that cross-border capital flows are particularly dangerous.
- China Economist Warns over Bubbles all over China
China's independent economist Andy Xie warned Thursday over the country’s bubbles all around, saying that would eventually lead to a similar disaster as South Asia crisis in 1997 if not pricked.
- Stuck in Transition
Conditional on reforms, Europe must open its market to both its southern and eastern neighbors.
- Lumpy Labor
Generating full-time jobs that pay decent wages was becoming ever more difficult.
- IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn Resigns
Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund after being charged on alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New York, the agency said in a statement Thursday.
- The Mediterranean Reborn
The Mediterranean is also undergoing another revival, equally important in terms of geo-economics.
- China’s Total Fertility Rate Grossly Overestimated
China has been maintained a much lower birth rate in recent years than acclaimed by the government, with an increasing vocal group of academic demographers calling for a relaxation of the current one-child policy.