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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China is enslaving itself to the United States

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A US poll named China the world's strongest economy. But without reforms its rise is an illusion Why is China enslaving itself to American consumers? Asked in the Pew [Research Centre] survey, "Which is the leading economic power, the US, China, Japan, or the European Union?", 41 per cent of American respondents said China is the world's ...

  2. US debt limit is no political toy

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty When US politicians get back to business after the Memorial Day weekend today they will resume a debate that is fascinating, urgent, passionate, stubborn, and potentially highly dangerous both for the American economy and for the country's political reputation and standing in the world. It is a tragic measure of the purblind failure of leaders of both parties ...

  3. Mainland firms eyeing US assets risk political flak and high prices

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... into the United States, a move that could once again stir up a hornets' nest of political venom. Before congressional threats prodded China National Offshore Oil Corp to pull away from its ambitious US$18.5 billion bid for oil firm Unocal Corp in 2005, fearful US commentators argued that the mainland was following the path of Japan in the 1980s- using its massive surplus of export-earned ...

  4. US and EU 'playing politics' on trade issues

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the past two decades. He said the US and the European Union were also playing politics in their refusal to grant the mainland market economy status. Mr Li said the mainland met more ... Cary Huang in Tianjin Beijing asked to make unreasonable concessions, says WTO negotiator Western nations are playing politics in their talks with Beijing on two crucial World Trade ...

  5. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    US Elections and Financial Implications

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by HARTMUT ISSEL

    ... and society. Polls indicate a tight race on November 6. So what's in store for the US under either candidate? Neither is likely to risk trade relations with China. US exports to China rose 13 per cent in 2011, outpacing the 9.4 per cent growth in US imports of Chinese goods. As its third largest trade customer, China is an important source of job creation for the US. The elections ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... sustainability is the issue." The deepening uncertainty reflects a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The simmering euro-zone crisis, coupled with anaemic growth in the US, has been ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says ineffective, divisive politics is bad for business From East to West, leaders are failing to revitalise economies We are in the midst of a protracted ...

  7. Business - China Business - EXPORTS

    Sino-U.S. trade to keep on soaring

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Tensions between the United States and China over trade and investments will rise under the leaderships of Xi Jinping and re-elected President Barack Obama, but Chinese investments in the US will nonetheless soar, say lawyers involved in Sino-US deals. "Obama will be tough on trade with China because it's good politics," said Edmund Sim, a partner at Appleton Luff, a US law ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    American business attacks generous hand that feeds it

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the US Chamber of Commerce, said last week that higher taxes and a "flood of new regulations" would damage an already subpar economy. "In many ways, we're going backwards," he said. Such complaints, echoed by corporate executives throughout President Barack Obama's first term, obscure one fact: American business has never had it so good. US firms' ...

  9. In Europe, a tussle plays out between market certainty and political reality

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for zero interest rates like the US Federal Reserve. The ECB has resisted this because of the German fear of inflation. ECB president Mario Draghi is already preparing the ground for this action ... Hong Kong's experience with the link to the US dollar meant the economy must be flexible to maintain the fixed exchange rate. Ireland has to do the same. The Irish authorities understand ...

  10. Smart Money

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... investors need to understand how the country's politics are tied to its economic development. This site looks at the aid, education and ethnic issues that underpin Myanmar's progress. ... covers Myanmese politics, business and economy, and its existence is evidence of Myanmar's recent loosening of media restrictions. The site publishes industry statistics from government ...




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