The Great Debate UK

from UK News:

Is a 1.8 percent inflation rate good or bad news?

August 18, 2009

- Sumeet Desai, Reuters senior UK economics correspondent. -

Inflation unexpectedly held steady in July, official data showed Tuesday, but economists still expect big falls in the annual rate this year and monetary policy to stay loose for some time to come.

Enjoy low inflation while it lasts

August 18, 2009

david Kuo- David Kuo is director at the Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

If you are not confused you are not paying attention. Those sage words from management guru Tom Peters can be applied to a wide number of economic issues today, but none more so that to the latest inflation figures.

Predicting the economic effects of swine flu

July 17, 2009

dm1- Marie Diron is senior economist at Oxford Economics. The opinions expressed are her own -

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Beware reflation

July 6, 2009

jeffrubin-- Jeff Rubin is Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets. The views expressed are his own. --

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China risks overcooking the economy

July 2, 2009

Wei Gu-- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

While China has been outspoken in expressing concern about the United States printing too much money, those worries might be better focused at home. No country beats China when it comes to effective monetary easing.

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Europe frets over crisis exit strategy

By Paul Taylor
June 29, 2009

Paul Taylor
-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Higher taxes? Lower public spending? Devaluation? Inflation? Investment in green growth?

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First exit for the Fed

June 23, 2009

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

Call it a battle for beginnings and endings, and the Federal Reserve is smack in the middle.

Pensioners feel pinch from low rates

May 8, 2009

rtrt8h- Sharon Bratley is chartered financial planner at Fair Investment. The opinions expressed are her own. -

Deflation? It’s inflation you need to watch

March 25, 2009

– David Kuo is a director at the financial Web site The Motley Fool. The views expressed are his own. –

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Let sleeping shadow banking systems lie

By J Saft
March 6, 2009

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

Rather than vainly trying to refloat the shadow banking system, the U.S. would be better off grappling with the inevitable ultimate solution -- debt destruction and inflation.