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  1. Fed's ill-timed inflation policy spells bust for US, markets

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a 1960s theory named after New Zealand economist William Phillips stating there is a trade-off between unemployment and inflation. If you push down one, you get more of the other and vice versa. ... employment. It takes time for inflation to assert itself but jobless workers vote immediately. The theory worked at first, with unemployment kept down. But then a strange thing happened. As inflation ...

  2. Impact of Chinese imports on US jobs, inflation is negligible

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a million American jobs. Second, the ubiquity of Chinese products in US shops is stoking fears that China is exporting its own domestic inflation to America in the form of more expensive exports- ... an authority than the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco indicates that the effect of Chinese imports on both US jobs and US inflation is much smaller than it appears at first glance. To get ...

  3. Signs point to more US rate rises as inflation fears refuse to go away

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... as a harbinger of deflation, saw investors switching from the short to the long end of the yield curve in the belief that the Federal Reserve had taken the view that inflation was licked ... in bond markets. Retail data just out in the US resurrected the view on Tuesday that inflation might not, in fact, have run its course, and that under its new management, the Fed might well extend ...

  4. Stocks slide as inflation adds to subprime jitters

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Wong Ka-chun, Maria Chan and May Chan Hong Kong stocks had their biggest decline in more than three weeks yesterday after inflation fears in the US added to jitters that the global economy ... Hong Kong tracked declines across the region as inflation concerns and worries about the US subprime crisis sent investors fleeing. The Hang Seng slipped to as low as 26,551.37 before clawing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... on increasing the dosage of the same medicine. More of the same won't revive the global economy but it will send it towards an inflation crisis, possibly next year. In the closing days of 2012, ... signalled it may end the monetary expansion sooner than expected and talked tough on inflation. The mixed signals seem intended to control asset prices. Targeting asset prices looks like a new tool ...

  6. US putting dollar status at risk, economist says

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... rounds of quantitative easing, and King said that was a possibility if the US unemployment rate remained at 9.5 to 10 per cent and if the country's core inflation remained low. While quantitative easing has helped prevent a complete market collapse in the US, it has led to rising inflation in emerging economies in Asia and Latin America. Moreover, it has led to some unintended ...

  7. A-share market likely to recover first

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government bailout will affect the market. In China, people worry about how much more the economy is going to slow and whether inflation will trend higher again. Given current difficult domestic and international conditions, I believe price pressure has eased significantly. If inflation remains in check, we may see that the Chinese economy is near the end of its slowdown and we may not see ...

  8. Death by fire or ice is death nevertheless

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... expansion end either in the fire of inflation or in the ice of deflation. Either outcome reflects the need for the underlying economy to reflect monetary conditions by forcing on to the economy an adjustment- often brutally- that brings it back into line with money. Sometimes prices of goods and services in the economy rise to match the nominal amount of the money supply. This is inflation ...

  9. If rising prices don't get us, then deflation is certain to

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are busy warning us about the dangers of runaway price rises, the rest are worrying about- you guessed it- the threat of deflation. Let's look at inflation first. In recent weeks analysts have ... inflation', while analysts at Bank of America warned that rising food prices threatened China with stagflation: the unholy combination of stagnant growth with rising inflation. Not everyone shares ...

  10. Putting a fair price on gold- easier said than done

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... higher prices in the past if you adjust for inflation. Factoring three decades of US inflation, he calculates that the all-time high for gold in today's money was hit on 18 January 1980 ...




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