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End of year edition
OUR correspondents on the biggest business and finance stories of 2014, and what will make headlines next year
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000

The road to nowhere near Wigan Pier
OVER the
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:10:22 +0000

The dark clouds around the silver lining
IT MUST seem churlish of me to maintain my grim pessimism about the Fed's current course of action, given the steady flow of encouraging data from the American economy. But try as I might, I cannot muster the same Panglossian enthusiasm as
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:48:53 +0000

The best of all worlds
WHAT could be better than an economy converging rapidly on full employment? A central bank in no mood to get in the way. That is the happy combination America now enjoys, and it explains the stock market's euphoric reaction to today's meeting of the Fe
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:33:51 +0000

Money talks: December 15th 2014: Turning Davids into Goliaths
THIS week: Russia's deepening economic crisis, consolidation in European telecoms and the business climate in Israel   Comment Expiry Date:  Tue, 2014-12-30
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:31:08 +0000

What's really there?
RUSSIA’S currency has dived this year: since January it has lost about 40% of its value against the dollar. To slow the rouble's fall, the central bank has been raising interest rates: yesterday it did it for the fifth time (the rate now stands at
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:29:08 +0000

Two lost decades?
On December 3rd George Osborne, Britain's chancellor, delivered the autumn statement, the country's annual mini-budget. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the statement and the direction of British economic policy. Our final contributo
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:43:10 +0000

Thanks but no thanks
SIX months ago, the European Central Bank made an offer that seemed too good to be true. As part of its policies to counter low growth and inflation in the euro zone, iIt would make available to banks funds lasting until 2018 at dirtcheap fixed ra
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:15:08 +0000

How rich we really are
THERE IS no widely recognised, monetary measure of a country's natural, human and physical assets. Economists usually make do with GDP (which anyway gauges income rather than assets). But a
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:57:13 +0000

The cuts to come
On December 3rd George Osborne, Britain's chancellor, delivered the autumn statement, the country's annual mini-budget. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the statement and the direction of British economic policy. Today’s contri
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:37:11 +0000

Proof that you should get a life
DO YOU work too much? Last year we wrote a jolly piece that found an interesting correlation between working hours and output. With higher working hours, labour output
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:42:15 +0000

The Fed prepares to make a mistake
ON FRIDAY my colleague noted that while job growth in America is hustling along, inflation remains well below the Fed's target rate. He adds:
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:59:03 +0000

Dodging the debate
On December 3rd George Osborne, Britain's chancellor, delivered the autumn statement, the country's annual mini-budget. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the statement and the direction of British economic policy. Today’s contributor
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:06:16 +0000

China's bull market
CHINA'S soaring stockmarket, the growing peer-to-peer lending market and the surge in corporate dollar borrowing in emerging markets
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:05:39 +0000

Reasons for cheer
On December 3rd George Osborne, Britain's chancellor, delivered the autumn statement, the country's annual mini-budget. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the statement and the direction of British economic policy. Today’s contributor
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:00:55 +0000

What should the Federal Reserve do?: The case for opportunistic inflation
Sometime next year, the Federal Reserve will likely face an unusual confluence of economic circumstances. One of its mandates, full employment, will call for monetary policy to tighten relatively quickly; the other, inflation, will suggest it should
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:13:39 +0000

Super-bull on the rampage
“BULL market” does not adequately describe the frenzied buying of Chinese shares in the past two weeks, so local media have started calling it a “super-bull”. China’s stockmarket has surged 21% in the last ten trading days, and that is buildi
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:03:09 +0000

Repeating mistakes
On December 3rd George Osborne, Britain's chancellor, delivered the autumn statement, the country's annual mini-budget. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the statement
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:15:01 +0000

Coming soon?
THE governing council of the European Central Bank met today for the first time in its swanky new headquarters in Frankfurt, but the question that Mario Draghi along with the other council members had to consider was a familiar one. Should the ECB
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:44:10 +0000

America's economy: Why so glum?
TIM DUY, one of the best writers on macro policy issues, is optimistic about America's economy and wonders why more people aren't:Overall, I find the pessimism (from the right and the left) inconsistent with the fact that despite the ups and downs of
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:09:43 +0000

Sheikhs v shale
THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:32:15 +0000

China's $6.8-trillion hole?
HAS CHINA really blown $6.8 trillion on worthless investments over the past five years? This is the startling claim made by two Chinese government researchers that has, understandably, 
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:55:23 +0000

A grander tour
I HAVE been readin
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:19:21 +0000

Staying Dutch
IT IS tempting for economists to couch Europe’s great debates—over immigration, burden-sharing, competitiveness—in technocratic terms. What effect do new arrivals have on the wages of the local population? How can debts be mutualised without givi
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:55:37 +0000

How strong is it?
ACCORDING to new data released today, America's economy grew at a 3.9% annual pace in the third quarter of this year. That was an upward revision from the advance estima
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:47:29 +0000

Money talks: November 24th 2014: Harmless or harmful?
DOVEISH action and words from central banks in China and Europe, Russia's economy and more trouble for Google in Europe     Comment Expiry Date:  Wed, 2014-12-10
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:13:23 +0000

The right call
CHINA has cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years, a powerful signal that the government wants to step up support for the slowing economy. As fate should have it, a rate cut was the very thing we had called for in
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:35:45 +0000

It is really that bad
SINCE OUR print-edition piece last week, Ukraine’s economy seems to have stabilised a little. The currency fell by abo
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:12:41 +0000

A glut-wrenching experience
IN THE mid-2000s the Federal Reserve found itself facing something of a problem. Beginning in 2004 the Fed has started raising the federal funds rate in response to strengthening economic conditions. Yet rising short-term rates did not lead to the
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:42:09 +0000

Japan's economy: About that debt
IT HAS been a tumultuous couple of weeks for Japanese policy makers. First, the Bank of Japan dramatically scaled up its quantitative easing programme in response to weak growth and inflation figures. Then, new data revealed that the Japanese economy
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:20:18 +0000

Money talks: November 17th 2014: Surprising results
THIS week: A look back at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Japan enters a recession and retailer Amazon and publisher Hachette agree on a deal over the price of e-book Comment Expiry Date:  Tue, 2014-12-02
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:02:55 +0000

Delay the second consumption tax hike
Yusuke Horiguchi is the former director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department, and former chief economist of the Institute of International FinanceTHE time for a decision on whether to delay the scheduled
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:45:16 +0000

Lazy graduate students?
“IF THE objective of graduate training in top-ranked [economics] departments is to produce successful research economists, then these graduate programmes are largely failing.” That’s the startling message from a
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:10:04 +0000

Money talks: November 10th 2014: Rouble runes
THE Russian rouble runs into trouble, Ukraine's economy takes a dive, big banks become lesser risks and China and Japan shake hands at APEC Comment Expiry Date:  Wed, 2014-11-26
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:15:47 +0000

China's economy: Deflation, deflated
WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation, they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the economy. Producer prices have be
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:56:01 +0000

Economists' roundtable on the euro zone: Target the SMEs
Rounding off our discussion of what the ECB can do to save the euro zone is Sony Kapoor, managing director of the think-tank Re-Define.  The effectiveness of long-overdue quantitative easing by the ECB will depend on the quantity and qua
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:40:22 +0000

Deceptively dull
America's monthly job reports this year have been so predictable that they have started to become boring. Today, the federal government reported that non farm payrolls rose 214,000 in October from September, the ninth consecutive month above the 2
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:10:48 +0000

A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis
Up next on our economists' roundtable is Yanis Varoufakis, of the University of Athens. The other contributions to the roundtable are here,
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:33:13 +0000

Continued inaction
IF YOU take a look at the Bloomberg chart below, which shows the euro-dollar exchange rate, you might think that something big had happened today.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:04:45 +0000

Economists' roundtable on the euro zone: QE is no silver bullet
Continuing our discussion of QE and the euro zone is Demosthenes Tambakis of the University of Cambridge. The other contributions to the roundtable are here, here and here.  One could list several reasons why full-blown quantitative easing (Q
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:28:49 +0000

Economists' roundtable on the euro zone: Rashomon in euro land
Continuing our economists' roundtable on the euro zone is Ugo Panizza, of the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Other contributions to the roundtable can be found here and here.  SCHUMAN and Monnet’s dream is becoming a nightmare and European polic
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:15:28 +0000

Lessons from America
Andrea Ferrero, of Oxford University, continues our roundtable discussion of how the ECB can help the euro zone. So far we have heard from Paul de
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:02:41 +0000

Japan's bold move
THIS week: The bank of Japan expands quantitative easing, the economic impact of America's mid-terms and what to make of the latest official report on climate change
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:08:01 +0000

Quite enough
ON WEDNESDAY of last week the Federal Reserve completed its taper of the programme popularly known as QE3. (This week's
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:00:41 +0000

Economists' roundtable on the euro zone: The ECB should stop fearing the Germans
We are hosting a round-table discussion on what the European Central Bank can do to stave off deflation and boost growth in the euro zone. First up is Paul de Grauwe of the London School of Economics.  THE CONTRAST between the monetary polici
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:42:23 +0000

UNICEF's report on child poverty: Important, shocking, but lacking
UNICEF, a branch of the United Nations, has just released an interesting report on child poverty during the Great Recession. The report’s results have been reported widely and are distressing. It shows that since 2008 2.6 million children in rich cou
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:08:00 +0000

Money talks: October 27th 2014: A mixed bill of health
THIS week: The European Central Bank's health-check of big European banks and the state of American business  Comment Expiry Date:  Tue, 2014-11-11
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:04:45 +0000

Putting the boot in development

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:50:27 +0000

The human-driven driverless car
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:02:24 +0000

A market unto itself
AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been f
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:12 +0000

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