The Great Debate

from The Great Debate UK:

Quantitative easing a last resort

April 9, 2009

img_3391-alan-clarke-Alan Clarke is UK economist at BNP Paribas. The opinions expressed are his own-

As expected, the Bank of England left the Bank Rate unchanged at 0.5 percent at the April meeting, the first unchanged decision since September 2008.

U.S. cranks up antidumping machine

April 9, 2009

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

Right on cue, U.S. steel producers have filed antidumping and anti-subsidy (countervailing duty) complaints against imports of high-quality steel pipe from China.

Arabia and the knowledge gap

By Bernd Debusmann
April 8, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate– Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. –

Think big. Think global. Spare no expense. That could be the motto for an ambitious effort by the United Arab Emirates to close the knowledge gap with the West and eventually restore Arab learning to its former glory.

U.S. mouth writing checks its body won’t cash

By J Saft
April 8, 2009

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

A look at credit insurance prices for U.S. banks shows that market thinks the government’s mouth is writing checks its body can’t or won’t cash.

Obama’s plea to EU on Turkey carries risks

By Paul Taylor
April 6, 2009

Paul Taylor Great Debate– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Basking in adulation across Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama chose to expend some of his political capital to urge the European Union to open its doors to Turkey.

Islamic mega-bank prays for support

April 6, 2009

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

Bank rally ready to be marked-to-market

By J Saft
April 3, 2009

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

U.S. bank operating earnings are going to have a hard time outrunning credit losses, making the massive rally in bank shares look ready to be marked-to-market.

G20 shows power shift to multipolar world

By Paul Taylor
April 2, 2009

Paul Taylor Great Debate — Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

A year ago, mere mention of the notion of a multipolar world was a sure way to lose friends and dinner invitations in Washington.

Mobile industry stimulus, strings attached

By Eric Auchard
April 2, 2009

ericauchard1– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Some of the world’s biggest mobile operators say they can stimulate the global economy by luring $550 billion in new investment, but only with the implied trade-off that they retain their monopoly market powers.

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. —