Expert Zone

The reform club

By Paul Donovan
April 15, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

That custodian of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, describes a bubble as “anything fragile, unsubstantial, empty or worthless; a deceptive show”. Could this description apply to the current frenzy for “reform” that is seemingly sweeping the global economy? The answer is “yes, in part”. While there are some genuine attempts at reform, market expectations for reform will inevitably be disappointed in some parts of the world.

Reflections from Davos

By S.D. Shibulal
January 31, 2014

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It’s been an exciting week at Davos. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum this year was refreshingly different from previous editions. There is a general sense of optimism.

The fear of “L”

By Kaushik Basu
January 7, 2014

(This piece comes from Project Syndicate. The opinions expressed are the author’s own)

How QE3 changes commodity prices

By Ghee Peh
September 20, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

Bashing China won’t fix U.S. economy

By Derek Scissors
July 7, 2012

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What if Greece exits the euro zone

By Hartmut Issel
June 5, 2012

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Scary oil

By Nouriel Roubini
March 19, 2012

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Global Economics: When China is not just China

By Derek Scissors
January 20, 2012

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Fallout of recession in euro zone

January 11, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

There is no place like home

By Paul Donovan
November 24, 2011

(Paul Donovan is a Managing Director and Global Economist at UBS. The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)