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May 26, 2008

Libya Shunning the Dollar?

This post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser. I want to thank Brad for giving me the chance to guest blog again. With oil futures staying above $130 a barrel - the links between dollar…

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May 28, 2008

Sovereign Wealth Fund Records: In for the Long Haul

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, filling in for Brad Setser. Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s $380 billion Government Pension Fund-Global announced Q1 returns l…

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August 27, 2008

Capital Flows
Growing Sovereign Wealth?

Note: this post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, where this post also appears. Many thanks to Brad for letting me fill in again. Today (August 26) two of the most transparent sovereign investors,…

February 20, 2009

China
China’s Resource Buys

Note: This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor (where this first appeared) thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. note: I’ve made a slight update to the discussion o…

February 17, 2009

Capital Flows
How Worried Should We Be About Dubai?

Note: This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, filling in while Brad is off in the mountains. Many thanks to Brad for letting me fill in again.  I pay attention to macro events in China and sev…

Liabilities of BIS banks to UAE

February 21, 2009

Financial Markets
How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring? An Update

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor where this post first appeared. Thanks to Brad for letting me fill in. Recently,  Reuters reported that the assets under management of Kuwait’s sovereign…

How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring?  An Update

February 17, 2009

United States
On the December TIC data

Note: this post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser I can’t hope to do as good a job as Brad in parsing the TIC data, but a couple of trends seem to emerge at a quick glance of December’…

September 14, 2004

September 14, 2004

United States
The US current account

Q2 current and capital account data came out today. At 166 billion, the Q2 current account deficit was $10 billion or so more than expected. Since the goods and service trade deficit for q2 was alrea…

September 16, 2004

United States
Growing out of the trade deficit

The U.S. government’s spin on the widening trade deficit is that it reflects a growth deficit in the rest of the world. This spin does not hold up well. All parts of the world other than Europe are…