Project Syndicate

22 Mar 19, 10:38am
The OECD's global initiative aimed at combating tax evasion could have dire economic consequences in China, argues Antonio Foglia
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14 Mar 19, 9:48am
Decades of climate-change exaggeration in the West have produced frightened children, febrile headlines, and unrealistic political promises
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7 Mar 19, 2:12pm
Miao Yanliang welcomes the Chinese central bank's more open communication and increasingly flexible exchange-rate regime
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6 Mar 19, 1:51pm
Because honest emissions cuts are staggeringly hard to make, achieving carbon neutrality anytime soon is an empty ambition. But countries continue to make big promises and massage their numbers to give a false sense of progress
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2 Mar 19, 10:12am
During China’s shift toward a market-driven economy, in its trade talks with the US it can commit not to keep the value of the renminbi artificially low, but it must reject demands to keep the exchange rate stable against the US dollar
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2 Mar 19, 9:00am
Tran Le Thuy notes that while Vietnam's wealth is growing rapidy, so, too, is cronyism and corruption. Trump recommended Vietnam as a model for North Korea
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1 Mar 19, 7:30am
Koichi Hamada argues that reversing expansionary policies too quickly is riskier than maintaining them for too long
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25 Feb 19, 10:41am
Stephen Roach points out that China and the US have economies where longer-term fundamentals compel a very different verdict on relative strength, whatever the trade talks deliver
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21 Feb 19, 10:44am
As the current business cycle nears its inevitable end, investors should not lose sight of the unprecedented technological, political, and liquidity risks that will make the next cycle uniquely perilous
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16 Feb 19, 9:46am
GDP's successor will need to be compelling and tell a persuasive story, consistent with experience, of what is happening in our economies. Wellbeing may not be it, but wealth might be says Diane Coyle
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9 Feb 19, 9:26am
Most politicians on the UK left and the right know that leaving the EU without an exit agreement would be a national calamity. So why have almost all refused to do anything to halt the slide toward a catastrophic no-deal Brexit?
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9 Feb 19, 9:10am
How China manages its currency during its economic policy shift could have important global consequences. The risk of China crash may be low, but the risk of policy accidents is substantial
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6 Feb 19, 9:31am
Xi's goal is to shore up the authority of the party-state within his country, including by ensuring Chinese are not exposed to liberal-democratic ideas, and not to launch a new cold war with the West
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31 Jan 19, 2:21pm
When governments are captured by quasi-authoritarian autocrats, the only way to escape pro-oligarch policy adjustments is by demonstrations and civil disobedience, says Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi
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29 Jan 19, 4:00pm
Zhang Jun notes that a new growth model for China requires higher consumption, competitive service, and huge opening up in their non-tradable sectors
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29 Jan 19, 10:05am
Stephen Roach warns that rising protectionism could spark a surprisingly swift deterioration in global economic conditions. The global trade cycle is facing major stress in 2019 and downward revisions have just begun
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28 Jan 19, 10:19am
Edmund Phelps says the silence of economists on the underlying causes of the political ructions and what can be done to restore economic vigour has been deafening, evidence of a refusal to acknowledge the need for change
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22 Jan 19, 9:28am
'The world needs a corporate tax system that is fit for the digital economy and benefits developing and developed countries alike'
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20 Jan 19, 10:35am
Raghuram Rajan says a key question is whether central bankers can win back the public’s confidence, maintain economic stability, and now find ways to accommodate widespread technological disruptions
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19 Jan 19, 8:54am
In 2018 Donald Trump finally turned his protectionist words into action by imposing sweeping tariffs on imports from allies and adversaries alike. While the use of tariffs to protect domestic industry is not new, attacks on the larger trading system are
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