The Great Debate UK

Why stasis on Capitol Hill should worry investors

November 23, 2011

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

The markets have had to – grudgingly – get used to pricing in political risk in recent months. Instead of being moved by economic data and fundamental or technical factors, a large amount of recent price action has been driven by politicians, and that always spells bad news.

Who is helping who in the China-Europe relationship?

January 24, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

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Global imbalances: out with a bang?

September 22, 2009

jamessaft1.jpg(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

The simplest way to end the imbalances in the world's economy is also sadly perhaps the most likely: for the Chinese to stop buying U.S. debt.