The Great Debate UK

Why the world needs a weaker dollar

October 8, 2010

IRAN-CURRENCY/RATE/Kathleen Brooks is research director at The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

China’s yuan: a guide for the perplexed

By Wei Gu
September 10, 2010

By John Foley and Wei Gu

China's plans to make its currency global could change the world -- if they get off the ground. More international use of the yuan might increase China's trade clout, unseat the mighty U.S. dollar and make a lot of financiers very rich in the process. But it can be hard to separate the facts from the fable. Here are some questions answered.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

August 25, 2010


-Laurence Copeland is professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own and do not constitute investment advice. –

Subject of Europe set to trip Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

April 22, 2010

Jane FoleyJane Foley is research director at The opinions expressed are her own. –

from The Great Debate:

Real commodity prices and the U.S. rate cycle

February 10, 2010

-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. --

Commodity prices exhibit a strong cyclical component -- though it can be masked when producers are carrying a lot of excess capacity.

from MacroScope:

What can Kan do?

January 7, 2010

Mixed reaction from major European banks to appointment of Naoto Kan as new Japanese finance minister. ING is pretty scathing, saying the appointment sidesteps a process of change Japan must undertake to avoid further stagnation or a fate far worse.

from The Great Debate:

Welcome to the Teenies, sorry about those returns

December 29, 2009

-James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own-

As we say goodbye to a decade so abysmal it never even earned a nickname, it is time to take bets on how the coming 10 years will shape up in economics and financial markets.

from The Great Debate:

Global rebalancing to weaken dollar, quietly

September 24, 2009

-- Neal Kimberley is an FX market analyst for Reuters. The opinions expressed are his own --forex

from The Great Debate:

Don’t cry for the dollar, yet

September 18, 2009

agnes1-- Agnes T. Crane is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own --

It looks bad for the dollar, but looks can be deceiving.

Its sharp decline in the last week has pushed the euro to its highest level in a year and reignited fears that there's only one place for the dollar to go, and that's down.

from Commentaries:

Love affair with FX reserves

August 24, 2009

The post-crisis world order is starting to look distressingly similar to the old one.