Who said it?

I admire China's economic success [but] when you carry out a basically totalitarian form of government, then I can't admire that

U.S. Republican Senator John McCain

Women. They are a complete mystery

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

As for the future, I believe the yuan could be stronger or weaker - itwill move like a wave

Vice-minister of Commerce Chong Quan

Our place in Europe is non-negotiable. The Greek people will defend it in every way possible

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Economically, US can talk a good game

Southern China, at this moment, is crawling with the great and the good from American business and academic finance.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Smart Money

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A single-minded approach to ambiguity

During this great bull market, I found myself repeatedly looking up the late Charles Kindleberger's Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, vainly trying to locate what stage of the cycle the market was at. Now, I am re-reading the last and crucial chapter, on the lender of last resort.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chinese economist a frontrunner for top World Bank role

Leading Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin is a frontrunner in the race for the job of World Bank chief economist, bank sources and Professor Lin's assistant said yesterday.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sachs appeal

Without doubt, Jeffrey Sachs is headed for a Nobel Prize for economics. There is no argument that his intelligence and insight have improved the lives of millions of people.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Legislators face test of trust by foreigners

The main challenge facing legislators in China is how to win the confidence of international investors, according to former United States treasury secretary Lawrence Summers.

28 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Government's health consultation paper dismissed as 'a massive piece of rhetoric'

The head of the Harvard Report team hit back yesterday at the Government for calling its projections on the sustainability of the health-care system wrong and urged it to release its own calculations.

Speaking from Boston, Professor William Hsiao of Harvard University's School of Public Health said the Government's own consultation paper was 'a massive piece of rhetoric'.

27 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

US to stay growth engine

The United States economy's unprecedented strength will continue to drive global growth for the foreseeable future, said one of the country's leading economists, Arthur Laffer.

Mr Laffer - a former Reagan administration adviser - said the US economy was in a 'dream period' of prosperity and growth and, barring any severe government intervention, would remain so.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

FDI to remain steady after entry

The World Bank has predicted the mainland's entry to the World Trade Organisation will not lead to an instant increase in capital flows, given the impact that reforms are already having on the economy.

5 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Third quarter GDP put at 2.6pc

Hong Kong's economy is expected to grow by 2.6 per cent year on year in the third quarter, according to research compiled by the Better Hong Kong Foundation.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

25 Years Ago

OMAHAR, NEBRASKA (April 25): PRESIDENT Nixon's 'economists have exactly the same relation to the economic policy as the Rev. Billy Graham does to sin: It's something you comment on but don't feel any responsibility for,' the Harvard economist, Professor John Galbraith said yesterday.

25 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Leaked health care report promised soon

The $7 million report on health-care financing will be published earlier than planned, a health official said yesterday.

Secretary for Health and Welfare Katherine Fok Lo Shiu-ching promised to publish the report by Harvard professor William Hsiao as soon as possible.

The report has already been leaked to the press.

12 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Tip-toe into unfamiliar intellectual terrain

THE tricky thing about book reviews is the beginning: this is where the reviewer tries to make some general points to tie it all together. Just as you don't really want to read them, the writer doesn't really want to go to the bother of making them up.

There, having got that bit over, here are the books.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am