The Great Debate

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?

China runs circles round adversaries

By J Saft
October 5, 2010

If the global currency war was a baseball game, they would have to invoke the “slaughter rule” and send China home the winner.

China hits a welcome turning point

June 17, 2010

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China’s massive supply of cheap labor may at last be drying up, a development that in time will bring higher wages, inflation, a stronger yuan and help to right dangerous global imbalances.

Euro woes increase risk of trade wars

By J Saft
May 20, 2010

Europe won’t just be exporting deflation to the rest of the world, it will export serious trade tensions as well: first between the United States and China, and, possibly, eventually between Europe and the United States.

Be careful what you wish for on currencies

March 19, 2010

The rancorous argument about global payment imbalances and the yuan’s valuation is exposing a surprising and dangerous economic illiteracy among policymakers and commentators.

U.S. currency bill likely misses target

March 16, 2010

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D, New York) and Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) have announced plans to introduce a bill allowing the Commerce Department to take account of currency undervaluation when calculating anti-dumping duties.

China’s yuan, not the dollar, is too cheap

November 16, 2009

morici– Peter Morici is a Professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former chief economist at the United States International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. —

Global rebalancing to weaken dollar, quietly

September 24, 2009

– Neal Kimberley is an FX market analyst for Reuters. The opinions expressed are his own –forex

Yuan trade settlement mission impossible, for now

By Wei Gu
August 27, 2009

wei-gu.jpg– Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

Getting ready for the dollar’s fall

August 20, 2009

Agnes Crane It just won’t go away, this needling worry about the U.S. dollar losing its coveted top-dog status.