The Great Debate

Don’t rush the Chinese to become big spenders

By Wei Gu
April 22, 2009

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

As the financial crisis forces American consumers to curb their shopping binges, the world starts to realize that China’s high savings level has some upsides, marking Chinese consumption as the most resilient in the world.

from Africa News blog:

Time to stop aid for Africa? An argument against

By Reuters Staff
February 23, 2009

Earlier this month, Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argued that Africa needs Western countries to cut long term aid that has brought dependency, distorted economies and fuelled bureaucracy and corruption. The comments on the blog posting suggested that many readers agreed. In a response, Savio Carvalho, Uganda country director for aid agency Oxfam GB, says that aid can help the continent escape poverty - if done in the right way:

Rising unemployment gravest threat to U.S. and UK

February 10, 2009

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

from Africa News blog:

Time to stop aid for Africa?

February 5, 2009

Far from being all bad news for Africa, the global financial crisis is a chance to break a dependence on development aid that has kept it in poverty, argues Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo, who has just published a new book “Dead Aid”.

Building a three-legged stool

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

lawrence Lawrence Bloom is deputy chairman of Noble Cities and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. His views are his own –

From financial crisis to sustainable global economy

January 28, 2009

staff_jlash_121- Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute. The views expressed are his own -

Davos debate: What can be done for the global economy?

By Reuters Staff
January 26, 2009

wefpic2With business and consumer confidence fading, the prospects for the global economy appear the worst for a generation. Amid the gathering gloom, are things really that bad? And can nothing be done to give the global growth engine a kick-start?

First 100 Days: Manufacturing a dream and a recovery

January 19, 2009

Scott_Paul– Scott Paul is executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a labor-management partnership of several leading U.S. manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. The views expressed are his own. —

from Global Investing:

Robin Hood in reverse?

December 1, 2008

Thirty-first U.S. President Herbert Clark Hoover once said: "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."

Debate surrounding the world economic crisis

November 14, 2008

World leaders vowed to work together in overhauling the global financial system as they headed to Washington for a summit on wresting the global economy from recession and avoiding future meltdowns.