Archive for February 23rd, 2010

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A Couple of Falling Stars

February 23, 2010

A column in Tuesday’s Financial Times observes that some forty years in which the United States and Japan have held the top two slots in national GDP rankings will end sometime this year when China overtakes Japan.  Although those Asian economies remain far apart on a per capita basis, Japan’s star has indeed fallen many […] More

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Investor Sentiment Hit By IFO Figures and Various Comments

February 23, 2010

Harvard Professor Rogoff, former chief IMF economist, is predicting likely sovereign debt defaults in coming years, plus spending cuts and weak growth in the United States. Testimony by four Bank of England officials, including Governor King, were quite guarded.  Additional quantitative easing may be needed. Economist Roger Bootle, a former British Treasury advisor, warned of […] More