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Eruptions in Japan and Libya alter the course of world events
The March 11 category 9.0 temblor with ensuing seven-metre-high tsunami in Japan and the March 19 UN imposed no-fly zone in Libya have very much altered the world’s physical and geopolitical landscapes. Let’s consider these events in reverse order, starting with Libya. The March 11 category 9.0 te...
China's Reluctance to let the Yuan Rise â€" Learning from Japan
The following is supplementary to my blog entries of July 3rd, July 4th and yesterday. There is a specific reason that China is not anxious to allow its currency to appreciate too rapidly, based on a previous set of circumstances experienced by Japan. Let me explain. The following is supplementary...
More on China and Japan â€" Similarities and Differences
The following adds to my earlier comments (blog entries of July 3rd and July 4th) about the Japanese and Chinese economies with respect to their similarities and differences. In particular, there is a specific reason that China is not anxious to allow its currency to appreciate too rapidly, based on...
Will China be another Japan? (2)
Japan has struggled with a decade of stagnation. There is relevance in considering Japanâ€™s problems with respect to Chinaâ€™s economic prospects going forward. This is the second of a two-part study. Japan has struggled with a decade of stagnation. There is relevance in considering Japan/'s prob...
Will China be another Japan? (1)
Japan had great economic success prior to its period of stagnation over the past decade. The rigidities in the Japanese system bear examining with respect to China/'s prospects going forward. What happened to Japan/'s economy? As recently as the 1990s, it seemed that everybody in the business comm...
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