Should markets worry about imported deflation?

With many eyes on China, exporting softer consumer prices from one economy to another is not an ideal solution for central banks facing an uncertain inflationary outlook. After its first rate hike in years, investors could look to Japan for lessons.
March 26, 2024

Stiglitz anticipates new world order

Professor Joseph Stiglitz opens the Credit Suisse conference by warning that the world can no longer rely on the US consumer, cautioning against weak policy responses and signalling a decline of the US dollar.
March 24, 2009

Tearing down the walls in Japan

The chief economist at Barclays Capital says a key problem in Japan is the high level of share ownership by the banks and argues that the country needs to open up to foreign capital and labour.
November 30, 2008

Great China's deflation boom and doom

China is the only economy in the world enjoying a deflationary boom. Hong Kong gets hurt because it is a recipient of price deflation implying that the TerritoryÆs assets will under-perform ChinaÆs in the medium-term.
January 16, 2003