Emerging Markets

Op-Ed

Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Author: Shannon K. O'Neil
USA Today

Shannon K. O'Neil says, "[American] perceptions reflect the Mexican reality that dominates headlines: soaring crime rates and gruesome murders in a war against drug traffickers. But this window into Mexico overlooks an economic transformation and deepening ties with the United States that reflect a dramatically different country."

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Op-Ed

Don't Give It Currency

Authors: Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya
The Times of India

Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya argue that it is a mistake for India to join the United States in "China bashing" over the value of the renminbi. With its savings rate high and rising, India too could run into the Chinese "problem" of a current account surplus.

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Op-Ed

America Risks Being Left Behind in Asia

Author: Evan A. Feigenbaum
Financial Times

"As U.S. president Barack Obama makes his way through Asia he will find a dynamic region in ferment," writes Evan Feigenbaum. And, as the region continues to grow, the United States needs to assert itself through trade agreements or risk becoming marginalized in a region that will constitute about half the global economy.

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Op-Ed

What's in a Name?

Author: Brad W. Setser
Emerging Markets

China’s sovereign wealth fund looks more like a state agency for managing financial sector investments than a diversified global fund manager, says Brad Setser in a piece that first appeared in the May 2008 issue of Emerging Markets.

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