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Apr 16, 2015
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Lightness of China growth is short of unbearable

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Not only is China slowing rapidly, but GDP expansion on the mainland is also increasingly “import-lite.” That’s a double whammy for the world. Fortunately, though, the People’s Republic has good reasons to avoid weakening the yuan to crank up exports. The consequences of such a move would be ugly for the global economy.

Apr 16, 2015
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Lightness of China growth is short of unbearable

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Not only is China slowing rapidly, but GDP expansion on the mainland is also increasingly “import-lite.” That’s a double whammy for the world. Fortunately, though, the People’s Republic has good reasons to avoid weakening the yuan to crank up exports. The consequences of such a move would be ugly for the global economy.

Apr 14, 2015
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Singapore’s war on deflation hobbled by bubble

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Singapore’s central bank has good reasons to delay easing monetary policy, even though doing so appears squeamish for a small economy battling weak global demand and low prices.

Apr 10, 2015
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Capital forsakes Asia’s reform-shy economies

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Private capital looks to have fled Asia to the tune of $160 billion dollars in 2014, leaving the region’s central banks scrambling for dollars to add to their reserves. Those economies doing most to reform, like India and Indonesia, seem the best at keeping investors keen.

Apr 8, 2015
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Japan index: BOJ plays a risky waiting game

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Bank of Japan can choose to delay stimulus by a few more months, as it did on April 8, but it can’t altogether dismiss the growing calls to ease monetary policy.

Apr 8, 2015
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Japan index: BOJ plays a risky waiting game

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Bank of Japan can choose to delay stimulus by a few more months, as it did on April 8, but it can’t altogether dismiss the growing calls to ease monetary policy.

Mar 30, 2015
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Clipping Indian central bank’s wings is bad idea

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

India’s central bank is facing an assault on its authority. Powerful opponents in New Delhi want to set up a tribunal to second-guess the Reserve Bank of India’s decisions. They also want to hand over supervision of bond trading to the stock market watchdog. Undermining the monetary authority would be a mistake. Investors would rather live with a bossy RBI than a weak one.

Mar 25, 2015

India in depth: Fear of Fed gives way to rate cuts

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions
expressed are his own.)

By Andy Mukherjee

SINGAPORE, March 25 (Reuters Breakingviews) – India’s fear
of the Fed has receded. In its place is a renewed quest to
achieve faster growth by cutting interest rates.

Mar 23, 2015
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Lee Kuan Yew: Founding father made Singapore rich but not happy

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A woman takes photos of cards for former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, placed at a well-wishing corner at the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Mar 23, 2015
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Lee Kuan Yew: Founding father made Singapore rich but not happy

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A woman takes photos of cards for former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, placed at a well-wishing corner at the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

    • About Andy

      "Andy Mukherjee covers Asian economies from Singapore. He joined from The Straits Times where he was a senior writer. Andy spent eight years at Bloomberg News, the last five as an Asia columnist. In 2004, and again in 2006, he was awarded the second prize for outstanding commentary writing by the New York-based South Asian Journalists' Association. He left Bloomberg to join a start-up business television station in Mumbai where he was the executive editor until 2010. Andy has an undergraduate degree in journalism from University of Delhi."
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