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February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

July 7, 2011

Japan
Full service is restored to JR East Tohoku Shinkansen line on April 29, 2011 following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Harnessing Technological Prowess for Japan’s Recovery

A bullet train arrives at JR Sendai Station after full service is restored on April 29 to the JR East Tohoku Shinkansen line following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. (YouTub…

January 8, 2003

United States
International Financial Crises Increasingly Take Priority Over Most Traditional Security and Foreign Policy Problems, Concludes New Council on Foreign Relations Book

September 7, 2001 - What if you took seventy-five of the most experienced professionals in the fields of finance, economics, foreign policy, and national security and confronted them with two dozen p…

August 16, 2007

Financial Markets
The dollar, still a currency that you run to?

There clearly has been a flight to liquidity recently.  T-bill yields have collapsed (See the Econocator).   Perhaps because of the Fed.  Perhaps because folks are hoarding cash and nothing that pays…

July 8, 2007

Financial Markets
cofer_q1_07_take_2 Whither the dollar-riyal-renminbi?

The funny thing about the dollar is that it is now kind of weak  -- except against the currencies of those places that actually have large current account surpluses.The dollar is close to record lows…

February 2, 2007

Financial Markets
saudiusjapan A trillion dollars gets my attention, whether it comes from the PBoC or the yen carry trade

Tim Lee of Pi Economics estimates that about a $1 trillion of private money is now betting that the yen will stay fairly weak.    Tim Lee, of Pi Economics, reckons as much as $1 trillion may be stake…