The Great Debate

from Commentaries:

Long on volatility, short on meaning

September 3, 2009

It's hard not to be cynical about what the markets are supposedly telling us this week.

from Commentaries:

Japan takes a kinder approach to growth

August 31, 2009

The victorious Democratic Party of Japan did not put economic growth at the heart of its electoral sales pitch. The party's manifesto mentions "growth" only once. The word "support", by contrast, appears 19 times.

from Commentaries:

The mirage of U.S. healthcare

August 26, 2009

On healthcare, the White House is struggling with a political riptide that threatens to drag it into deep water.

Recession at half time?

August 7, 2009

Christopher Swann– Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

The rich are not an easy quarry

August 5, 2009

Christopher Swann– Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

An abnormal recovery

July 30, 2009

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

Things in the U.S. economy are moving in the right direction, but the pace will be slow, frustrating and very likely to disappoint investors betting on a rip roaring old-fashioned recovery.

from The Great Debate UK:

Bats and balls the key to economic bounce

July 8, 2009

simon_chadwick-Simon Chadwick is the Director of the Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University, and runs the blog ‘Daily Sport Thought’ in which he addresses many of the important challenges currently facing sport. The opinions expressed are his own.-

China risks overcooking the economy

July 2, 2009

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

from The Great Debate UK:

Shareholder confidence vs. value investing

June 30, 2009

Brendan Woods- Brendan Wood is Chairman of Brendan Wood International, a global intelligence advisory firm. Recently, BWI published the World’s TopGun CEOs as ranked by 2500 institutional investors, which provides insight into the executives in whom shareholders feel the greatest confidence. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

“Green growth” strategy viable for African economy

June 12, 2009

michael_keating -Michael Keating is director of the Africa Progress Panel. The opinions expressed are his own.-