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March 17, 2008

Economics
Trading up — Jeff Frankel and Rachel Ziemba will be guest blogging this week

I will be away most of this week and will not be posting regularly. In the interim though, the quality of this blog is likely to go up.Jeff Frankel of Harvard (who recently started his own blog) h…

September 21, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
CFR Digital Interactive Explores Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security

While recurrent armed conflicts, expanded extremist networks, and record levels of displacement remain defining features of global security, standard peacemaking methods continue to overlook a proven…

Updates, Women's Participation in Peace Processes

August 2, 2009

Monetary Policy
How much do the major Sovereign Wealth Funds manage?

This post is by Brad Setser and Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor A score of recent reports have put the total assets managed by sovereign wealth funds at around $3 trillion. That seems high to us – at…

July 17, 2009

May TIC Data: Still Buying US Assets But Just the Liquid Ones

This is Rachel Ziemba. Brad will I think be back soon but I figured I’d get in one last post going into some excessive details on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data. These days, the TIC d…

China USD holdings

July 15, 2009

Chinese Reserves: Boiling Over Again?

This Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser. I’m having technical upload issues so will add charts later but for now some thoughts on reserves Chinese reserves data released today seem to b…

July 9, 2009

GCC Sovereigns: A Little Better off

this post is by Rachel Ziemba Thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. Sorry I’m late catching up with you all but I’ll try to chime in on some of the key releases especia…

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July 13, 2009

Will the Chinese Keep Saving?

In a recent post, Jeffrey Frankel asks will the U.S. Keep Saving? noting that despite the recent increase in the U.S. savings rate, the demographics of the U.S. (as well as those of Japan and Europe…

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’…

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 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…