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Obama and the wrong side of history

By Bernd Debusmann
May 21, 2009

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The ugly attraction of fast shrinking Japan

May 21, 2009

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

Sure, seeing your economy shrink at a 15 percent annual clip is depressing, quite literally, but if you believe in even a tepid global economic recovery in the second half, then Japan is actually attractive.

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Time for China to act on foreign listings

May 20, 2009

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

China has talked about plans to allow foreign companies to float on its domestic stock markets for at least a decade, but that's all there has been: talk.

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India poll should boost world trade

By Paul Taylor
May 18, 2009

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India's voters have just given stalled world trade talks their biggest potential boost since the financial crisis spurred fears of rising protectionism.

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Doing the contango

May 15, 2009

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

The current contango structure in crude oil futures and most other commodity markets -- with future prices significantly above the spot market -- is providing a strong incentive to buy and store record quantities of raw materials, with most of the cost borne by retail investors in exchange-traded funds and institutional investors in long-only commodity indices.

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U.S. should batten down the TARP

By J Saft
May 15, 2009

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

The U.S. faces a lengthening series of request from industries and interests seeking shelter under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, most of which it should dismiss out of hand.

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U.S. military giant, diplomatic dwarf?

By Reuters Staff
May 14, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate--- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own ---

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Renewables roll-out needs price guarantees

May 13, 2009

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

Power generation from renewable sources such as wind turbines, solar cells and biomass plays a small but important part in satisfying total electricity demand around the world, and is growing at an exponential rate thanks to generous public subsidies and government support.

Pension funds should ditch alpha and cut fees

By J Saft
May 12, 2009

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Pay a small toll to read this news story

By Eric Auchard
May 12, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

There is nothing like the threat of a hanging to concentrate the mind.

The newspaper industry is in a collective panic over its future. The debate centers on the thorny issue of how publishers might find some way, any way, to make online readers to pay for what they read.