The Great Debate UK

The UK should not waste its fiscal crisis

By Hugo Dixon
April 7, 2010

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

from Breakingviews:

Greek default should not be taboo topic

By Edward Hadas
April 6, 2010

Forget about Greece for a moment. Just think about country X, which has lived well beyond its means for years thanks to loans from inattentive or foolishly optimistic lenders. When the crunch comes, the X-people will have to cut back on spending. And the X-lenders will generally suffer from the famous rule of banking: "Can't pay, won't pay."

Greece and the mythology of the EU

April 6, 2010

Laurence_Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

The global economy, films and natural disasters

October 6, 2009

gerard-lyons-- Dr. Gerard Lyons is chief economist and group head of global research at Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own. --

From three films to three natural events

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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.

Wrong, wrong and wrong again – a response to “Latvia: let the lat go”

July 31, 2009

morten-hansen1- Morten Hansen is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He is head of the economics department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga -

G8 signals end to dollar supremacy

July 3, 2009

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

Reports that China has asked for a discussion about reserve currencies at next week’s expanded Group of Eight summit in Italy has added to confusion about whether the country wants to dethrone the dollar from its status as the world’s sole reserve currency. But the very fact the issue has been pushed onto the agenda suggests that a fundamental shift is underway.

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Reform the IMF and World Bank

March 31, 2009

Johannes Linn- Johannes Linn is a Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

World stuck with the dollar, more’s the pity

By J Saft
March 27, 2009

jimsaftcolumn5-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The dollar is, and will remain, the U.S.'s currency and its own and everyone else's problem.

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Challenges for the G20: The IMF and regulation

March 26, 2009

StephanyGriffith-Jones-- Stephany Griffith-Jones is executive director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. The views expressed are her own. --