- 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.
- IMF Chief’s Mysterious Arrest Raises Suspicions
The abrupt arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has raised various suspicions at a critical juncture of the restructuring of debt in Greek, considering the huge stock of global forex market.