The Great Debate

from James Saft:

Icelandic mulishness wins the day

December 9, 2010

Iceland's remarkable return to growth shows once again that in this crisis the best policy is often the one that will make international partners most angry.

Taxing spoils of the financial sector

April 22, 2010

If you want less of something, tax it.

That truism is often used as an argument against a tax on profits, or health benefits, or employment, but in the case of the rents extracted from the economy by the financial services industry here’s hoping it proves more of a promise than a threat.

The global economy, films and natural disasters

October 6, 2009

gerard-lyons– Dr. Gerard Lyons is chief economist and group head of global research at Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own. –

From three films to three natural events

Don’t cry for the dollar, yet

September 18, 2009

agnes1– Agnes T. Crane is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own –

from The Great Debate UK:

G8 signals end to dollar supremacy

July 3, 2009

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

Reports that China has asked for a discussion about reserve currencies at next week's expanded Group of Eight summit in Italy has added to confusion about whether the country wants to dethrone the dollar from its status as the world's sole reserve currency. But the very fact the issue has been pushed onto the agenda suggests that a fundamental shift is underway.

What Asia needs from the G20 meeting

March 31, 2009

stanchartJaspal Bindra is Chief Executive, Asia, for Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own.

Reform the IMF and World Bank

March 31, 2009

Johannes Linn- Johannes Linn is a Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed are his own. —

World stuck with the dollar, more’s the pity

By J Saft
March 27, 2009

jimsaftcolumn5– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Challenges for the G20: The IMF and regulation

March 26, 2009

StephanyGriffith-Jones– Stephany Griffith-Jones is executive director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. The views expressed are her own. –

New economies want power before paying

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate–Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist, the views expressed are his own–