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March 28, 2007

United States
Global adjustment — the US, Europe, Asia and last but not least the oil exporters

Folks have been worrying about the current account deficit for so long that “Wall Street is downright bored with it.”    Trust me, I know.  But just because the world’s central banks have financed an…

June 5, 2006

Iraq

April 17, 2007

Financial Markets
Saudi riyal, Kuwait dinar, UAE dirham hit multi-year lows v. the pound …

They are also getting close to a record low v. the euro. Yet oil is, well, still rather strong.   Against the dollar.  But also against the pound and euro.   The euro and pound have gained significan…

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

RICHARD N. HAASS:  If those standing will sit, if those seated will stay seated—let me welcome you to the third and final panel of this extravaganza.One of the many ways in which I was—I’ve been rem…

October 22, 2007

France
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Christine Lagarde

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

October 22, 2007

France
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: French Economic Policy: An Agenda for Change

Watch French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde discuss her efforts to revitalize the French economy and revive Paris as a financial center.

October 18, 2007

Israel
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: The Israeli Economy - Thriving in a Complicated Environment

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

April 25, 2007

Economics
Five observations: all loosely tied to yen and dollar weakness and the swelling coffers of the emerging world

One. Yes, Virginia, exchange rates do matter … Japan’s trade surplus is rising.  Its current account surplus should be rising even more, as its interest income should be increasing too.   The MoF is …

investment_funds

February 6, 2007

Capital Flows
So how, exactly, is Venezuela able to outspend the US in the Western Hemisphere?

There has been a lot hand wringing in the foreign policy community about the increase in Venezuela's influence in Latin America.    Not everyone is keen on following Richard Lapper's advice. …

vennievus

December 23, 2007

Capital Flows
A Saudi investment authority?

The FT broke a major story -- at least in my world -- late on Friday. The Saudis are about to set up a sovereign wealth fund: Saudi Arabia plans to establish a sovereign wealth fund that is expecte…