Category Archives: Economy

Plaza Accord Redux

Read the latest from Randal Hines on the world’s ongoing financial crisis, and how looking to the past might help with a solution for the future: “Those who enjoy watching train wrecks will find this column richly rewarding. As the … Continue reading

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Julian Crandall Hollick examines taxation in Provence in his latest piece. In a nutshell: all is not well outside Paris. “Vaisonnais, like everyone else in the world, are convinced they are overtaxed. They look at the new high school, the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to the Hanlong Group!

In today’s Big Business news, we bring you China’s Hanlong Group, which has just acquired one of the largest iron ore mines in West Africa. Horraaaay! China Daily reports that the deal is worth a fair chunk of change: “The … Continue reading

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China launched longest (and fastest) high-speed rail line in the world. Hold on to your butts!

If you’re travelling by train from Beijing to Guangzhou, the journey will now take eight hours instead of twenty. God bless us, everyone! Yes, Al Jazeera has reported that China just launched a 2,000+ km rail line connecting the capital … Continue reading

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Only three Chinese CEOs make Harvard’s Top 100 list

Surprising new announcement courtesy of Harvard Business Review. The publication’s list of the world’s top 100 CEOs only included three executives from China. According to the Economic Times of India: “The number was small in contrast to China’s economic influence … Continue reading

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China: Steady as she goes

Hold on to your hats! A prudent monetary policy is, apparently, on the agenda for China in 2013. This courtesy of newly-elected leader Xi Jinping, at a recent two-day conference in the country. According to state-run Xinhua, by way of … Continue reading

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China #1!

It hasn’t happened since 1850, but China has just climbed back to the number one spot on the “manufacturing giants of the world” list. The Atlantic reports that, although the US and China are neck-in-neck, China’s neck is just a … Continue reading

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