The Great Debate

Why donating to Japan can do good

By Guest Contributor
March 21, 2011

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By Larry Probus, the CFO of World Vision, U.S. The opinions expressed are his own.

The cantankerous effects from Japan’s radiation

By Devra Davis
March 16, 2011

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Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, president of Environmental Health Trust, is an award-winning scientist and writer on environmental health issues, author of “The Secret History of the War on Cancer,” and “Disconnect” who served as the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1983-93. The opinions expressed are her own.

Japan shows another side of the press

By Anya Schiffrin
March 14, 2011

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By Anya Schiffrin
The opinions expressed are her own.

Sitting in Japan in the days after the Friday earthquake and watching the official broadcaster NHK cover the disaster has been an unusual experience. There has been the typical blanket television coverage of this tragedy but the flavor of the reporting is different than it would be in the U.S. “Restrained” is how one friend described it. Over and over we’ve seen the same awful footage of the enormous dirty wave sweeping up cars and houses as it inches slowly along the land.

Euro zone faces QE2 pain test

October 14, 2010

QE2 — a second round of quantitative easing — means that soon the U.S., Japan and Britain will all be busily exporting their deflation, raising the question: Just how much pain can the euro zone take?

Goodbye America, Hello China? Think again

By Bernd Debusmann
March 12, 2010

For the growing number of Americans who see China heading for inevitable global dominance, nudging aside the United States, a brief walk down memory lane helps put long-term predictions into perspective.

At least U.S. has Japan to fall back on

February 18, 2010

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

The bad news for holders of U.S. debt, in case you missed it, is that China has sold so many Treasuries that it is no longer America’s leading lender.

from The Great Debate UK:

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.-

China must avoid a Japanese-style bubble

November 4, 2009

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

Japan, nominally lost, not really so

September 17, 2009

Al Breach was Russia economist with UBS and Goldman Sachs and is currently managing partner of TheBrowser.com. The views expressed are his own.

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.