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A devalued pound can’t save the British economy

By Peter Gumbel
March 14, 2013

There it goes again. Sterling has been dropping sharply this year against the U.S. dollar and especially the euro, as Britain turns to a tried and trusted remedy for its economic problems: devaluation. Even with its slight uptick on Wednesday, sterling is down more than 6 percent against the euro since the beginning of 2013 and has slid 10 percent over the past six months.

China runs circles round adversaries

By J Saft
October 5, 2010

If the global currency war was a baseball game, they would have to invoke the “slaughter rule” and send China home the winner.

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop

August 25, 2010

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

China move like history in slow-motion

By J Saft
June 22, 2010

Asked about 175 years after the fact what he made of the French Revolution, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai is said to have thought for a moment and concluded: “It is too soon to tell.”

Be careful what you wish for on currencies

March 19, 2010

The rancorous argument about global payment imbalances and the yuan’s valuation is exposing a surprising and dangerous economic illiteracy among policymakers and commentators.

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Development of the risk trade

December 17, 2009

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- Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

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Asia’s exchange rates set for centre stage

November 12, 2009

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Slow growth and deficit stem lure of dollar

October 28, 2009

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Whose money will prevail as reserve currency?

October 20, 2009

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-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Ukraine too far east for western banks

May 1, 2009

– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –