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  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 29 Aug 2014

    The US dollar is consolidating, largely within yesterday's ranges.  Month-end and quarter-end hedge and portfolio adjustments are notoriously difficult to predict.  There is also large option expires today.  Given the EU Summit this weekend, a holiday in the US on Monday, and no fewer than five central bank meetings among the high-income countries next week, the broad consolidative, even in choppy, tone is likely to carry into the weekend.  Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 28 Aug 2014

    In July, Shanghai’s Dragon TV exposed illegal food handling practices by Shanghai Husi Food Co., a major meat supplier to multinational corporations such as McDonald’s and KFC.Read more

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    By: East Asia Forum | Date: 20 Aug 2014

    India needs economic growth for sustainable development, which in turn requires access to clean, convenient and reliable energy. An estimated 400 million people still lack access to electricity, and blackouts are still common across the country. Read more

  • By: QFinance | Date: 19 Aug 2014

    Despite Russian humanitarian efforts, Ukrainian government is convinced the whole thing is a pretext for Putin to send in armed troops to "protect" the humanitarian mission of the convoy - and no one is too sure how things will pan out.Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 18 Aug 2014

    Amid light new, the US dollar is slightly firmer against most of the major currencies, except sterling.  Carney's comments over the weekend, suggesting that the BOE will not necessarily wait for wages to rise before hiking rates, helped lift sterling after a six-week decline.  Read more

    • Date: 29 Aug 2014

      The US dollar is consolidating, largely within yesterday's ranges.  Month-end and quarter-end hedge and portfolio adjustments are notoriously difficult to predict.  There is also large option expires today.  Given the EU Summit this weekend, a holiday in the US on ...Read more

    • Date: 2 May 2014

      In many developed countries around the world, tap water is widely considered to better for you than the bottled variety and subject to more stringent safety checks. Why then do we insist on purchasing something which is up to 300 times more expensive than what comes out of our taps? ...Read more

    • Date: 11 Apr 2014

      Excessive short-termism is always a problem for policy, but the Global Crisis has brought it sharply into focus. This column introduces a report that discusses how a shift to longer-term solutions is necessary and possible. A key message is that businesses as well as governments need to take a ...Read more

    • Date: 21 Aug 2013

      In Nigeria, as well as around the world, a majority of taxpayers view tax not as a contractual contribution to government expense, but as an involuntary tribute to be paid to avoid prosecution and penalty. Merely transcribing taxes from economic textbooks into local law will not work; tax regimes ...Read more

    Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
    The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
    Edmund Burke