- The Great Debt Scare
Loss of confidence, by discouraging consumption and investment, can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, causing the economic weakness that is feared.
- Taxi Drivers Strikes Increase in China
More than 100 taxi strikes have hit Chinese cities like Hangzhou, Wenzhou and Chongqing since 2004, according to data from the Minsitry of Transport.
- Argentina's Bumpy Ride
With imports still growing strongly and commodity prices beginning to fall as a result of the world slowdown, Argentina’s large trade surplus is disappearing quickly.
- Europe's Triple Threat
There are three basic approaches to resolving the banking crisis (which means resolving the fiscal adjustment, sovereign debt, and euro issues simultaneously).
- The Consequences of Angela Merkel
Germany’s opposition to debt forgiveness is thus bad economics, bad politics (except at home), and bad history. The Germans should remember the reparations fiasco of the 1920’s.
- The Diabetes Watch
These health effects are serious. Despite this, surveillance of diabetes remains relatively undeveloped throughout the world, even in high-income countries.
- Why China's Bright Young Start-ups Should Choose Britain
Research by the Economist shows that the number of registered private businesses in China grew by over 30 per cent a year between 2000 and 2009. Significantly, nearly 80 per cent of young, successful business people
- Decision Time for the Eurozone
Viewed from a wider perspective, economic and social turbulence on Europe's southern periphery will constitute a geopolitical risk.
- US Fed Extends Maturity of $400Bln Gov.Holdings
"To support a stronger economic recovery …The Committee intends to purchase, by the end of June 2012, $400 billion of Treasury securities with remaining maturities of 3 years or less"
- Who Will Eclipse America?
Fixed investment in China is close to 50% of GDP – which must be a world record. Credit to state firms and to households continues to grow rapidly. Isn’t this a version of exactly what derailed Japanese growth?
- Getting to Yes (Again) with Germany
The guarantees will probably have to be institutional, constitutional, and political – probably formal control over European fiscal policy by a body at least as credible as the ECB