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December 4, 2005

Financial Markets
The yen, for a change

The yen's trajectory at the end of 2005 seems a bit like the dollar's trajectory at the end of 2004.   With the yen at 120, companies like Toyota presumably have little incentive to ramp up t…

April 28, 2006

Why does China have a looser monetary policy than the United States?

We know why the global economy grew strongly in the first quarter.   Nothing changed.  Or rather, the basic pattern that has driven global growth for the past few years intensified.The US continued t…

October 24, 2005

China
No one forced China to import US monetary policy: Commentary on yesterday’s China commentary

Andrew Browne did something somewhat unusual in Monday's Wall Street Journal (see p. A2 of the print edition, unfortunately, I have not been able to find the link). He wrote about China, and got …

September 21, 2006

China
Why China’s $1 trillion in reserves are unlikely to be of much use in a banking crisis

It is rather hard to read Andrew Browne’s report of the building boom in Zhengzhou in last week’s Wall Street Journal --- or for that matter many other accounts of China’s current investment boom – a…

November 8, 2006

China
Absence of global rebalancing watch - first q4 data point from China edition

I spent last night following the outcome of the US election.   It looks like a majority of US electorate tired of Bush Administrations policies (and Rummy) before the rest of the world tired of finan…

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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…

January 28, 2008

Europe
If the UK wants to increase financial transparency …

Gordon Brown argues that the ’transparency deficit" in the global financial system needs to be corrected. I have a couple of specific suggestions for UK policy makers looking to flesh out the Prime M…

October 26, 2008

Monetary Policy
The case for a bigger IMF

The Wall Street Journal (Slater and Hilsenrath) reports that Brown Brothers Harriman estimates that Russia, Mexico, Brazil and India have spent $75 billion in the foreign exchange market defending th…

March 8, 2009

Financial Markets
The shadow financial system – as illustrated in three new papers that cut through the London fog

Gordon Brown wants to shine a bit more light on the shadow financial system (hat tip IPEZone). One plank of his G-20 action plan is: "reform of international regulation to close regulatory gaps so …

April 15, 2009

South Korea
The G20’s Challenge and Opportunity for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Steven Schrage is the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The financial crisis has become a tsunami that threatens to upend traditional assu…

President Obama and Lee at G20 Summit in London