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December 9, 2007

Financial Markets
The GCC revaluation watch continues …

The GCC leaders didn't agree to change the GCC's peg to the dollar, but the issue is not dead.  Ahmet Akarli of Goldman writes: Bahrain Foreign Minister Al-Khalifa told Reuters on Sunday tha…

July 9, 2008

China
Maybe China is a typical creditor after all

Creditors through the ages haven’t liked to take policy advice from debtors. They generally tend to think that borrowers should listen to the advice offered by those lending them money. And they…

January 23, 2009

Monetary Policy
Is the US now more, or less, reliant on China’s government for financing?

Rarely do nominees -- or even Treasury Secretaries -- make news in their written response to questions posed by Senators. But Tim Geithner’s comments on China yesterday tcertainly made news. I m…

January 2, 2009

Economics
This seems quite bad ...

There is a real risk that the worst financial crisis since the 30s will lead to the sharpest global downturn since the 1930s. The latest ISM survey is rather grim. The New York Times reports: …

June 11, 2009

China
Investment up over 30%, imports down 25%?

A year ago I marveled at the sheer size of China’s reserve growth. China was adding to its stockpile of foreign exchange at rates that seemed almost unbelievable. That is no longer the case. …

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December 31, 2010

Friday File: Let it Snow

Above the Fold. President Obama had the right idea in heading off to Hawaii. I opted for Boston and was rewarded with 20-plus inches of snow. That would have been great if I liked to ski or shovel …

Friday File: Let it Snow

March 4, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential Candidate?

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) Someone had to go first. So Newt Gingrich did. While the other major …

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual CPAC meeting in Washington

January 7, 2011

China
Calculus in the Snow

Military doctors make their way across snow to see patients trapped by heavy snowfall on the outskirts of Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region, January 27, 2010. (China Daily/Courtesy …

Chinese Doctors Walking in Snow

March 16, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Fight over the Panama Canal Treaties

President Obama begins his Latin America trip on March 19. When he stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador the official business will range from trade to energy to regional security. One issue that w…

President Jimmy Carter at the White House discussing the Panama Canal Treaty during a nationally televised fireside chat. (Courtesy National Library of Congress)

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011.