from Breakingviews:

Review: An American-Chinese morality tale

By Edward Hadas
July 4, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

from MacroScope:

Firing up Brazil’s economy

February 13, 2014

A hot, dry spell in southeastern Brazil has pushed up energy prices, stretched government finances and raised the threat of water rationing in its largest city, Sao Paulo, just months before it hosts one of the world's largest sport events, the soccer World Cup.

from The Great Debate:

America’s aging population undermines monetary policy

By Allison Schrager
September 24, 2013

Last week the Fed announced it would keep buying assets, for now, to keep the economy afloat. But that raises the question: why haven’t all the Fed's efforts so far worked better?

from Breakingviews:

China’s consumers aren’t living up to sales pitch

August 28, 2013

By John Foley

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

from MacroScope:

Fed on guard over low U.S. savings rate

July 22, 2013

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered what may have been his last testimony on monetary policy before Congress, most of the world’s attention was focused on what hints he might give about the timing of an eventual reduction in the pace of asset purchases.

from Breakingviews:

India in depth: Consumption bets will outperform

December 18, 2012

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from MacroScope:

Unsaving the U.S. economy

October 30, 2012

The U.S. savings rate sank last month to its lowest since November, official data showed this week, in a sour reminder of how the economy is still dangerously exposed to any financial downturn or other shocks like the fiscal cliff. Following are some facts about this usually overlooked indicator:

from MacroScope:

China bear Pettis says world coming around to his view

May 3, 2012

Few mainstream economists have been quite as downbeat on China as Peking University professor and noted China watcher Michael Pettis. Pettis has long held that the world's No. 2 economy will grow at a maximum of 3.5 percent a year for the rest of the decade, well below a consensus call that appears to have settled into the 5-7 percent range. "And honestly, I think if I'm wrong, it will be to the downside rather than the upside," he told Reuters.

from MacroScope:

The iPod – the iCon of Chinese capitalism

June 7, 2011

Walking past Apple's sleek shop along London's Regent Street on Sunday, my wife asked me what I wanted for Father's Day.

from Reuters Investigates:

China’s rebalancing act puts consumer to the fore

December 10, 2010

consumerWal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, now has 189 stories in China, according to its website. Soon it will have many more.  The U.S. chain has announced plans to open a series of "compact hypermarkets", using a bare-bones model developed in Latin America, the Financial Times said.