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June 27, 2006

Maternal and Child Health
Maternal Health and Foreign Policy Symposium, Session 2: Finding Solutions

Watch panelists discuss possible policies to improve the state of maternal health both in the United States and abroad.

May 31, 2005

Monetary Policy
The governor of China’s central bank might want to take notice

The former governor of Thailand’s central bank is being held accountable for squandering Thailand’s foreign exchange reserves defending the Baht peg back in 1997, and in a big way (though he is appea…

September 28, 2006

The Future of the United Nations

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

September 28, 2006

The Future of the United Nations

Watch Shashi Tharoor, the UN undersecretary general for communications and public information, discuss his candidacy for UN secretary general.

September 27, 2006

Financial Markets
Paulson may (or may not) have a strong dollar policy …. New Zealand, though, clearly doesn’t have a strong kiwi policy

It is perhaps a sign of the times that the US is encouraging China to provide the US with a bit less financing (the US of course, has a strong RMB policy, not a weak dollar policy) and New Zealand’s …

February 28, 2007

Kubarych: Market Tumble

CFR’s Roger Kubarych says the plunge in global markets could have a restraining effect on the flow of credit in the U.S., China, and elsewhere.

January 3, 2007

Modest ascent of yuan v. dollar fails to pinch Chinese exporters …

I don’t usually do press criticism, but I really didn’t like James Areddy’s Wall Street Journal story about how the yuan’s 6% rise (v. the $) since mid 2005 is starting to cut into Chinese exports (a…


March 21, 2007

Financial Markets
The dollar is no longer a high carry currency …

That at least is what the market seems to think.  The carry trade has bounced back. The Australian dollar -- a high carry currency -- is setting new highs (v. the US dollar at least).  The kiwi has r…

December 19, 2006

Emerging Markets
Andy Mukherjee should get an award for the most prescient financial column of the month of December -

The title of his December 15th column was “Asian central banks may spook investors in 2007.” He mentioned China, India and South Korea.    Thailand seems to have beat them all to the punch. Mukh…

December 21, 2006

Emerging Markets
Crises of too much v. crises of too little

I was not all that impressed by the “day after” coverage of  Thailand’s capital controls in the financial press.     Everyone initially looked for parallels to 1997 – and signs that the most recen…