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Currency manipulation leads to unintended consequences

Switzerland’s decision to lift the cap on the franc’s value against the euro has had unexpected consequences – in the form of intercepted pizza deliveries…

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Yellen Showing a Learning Curve on Trade?

Fed Chair Janet Yellen made some minor trade-related headlines (in the greater scheme of things) when she reportedly told the Senate Banking Committee that she opposed including enforceable disciplines on currency manipulation in trade agreements. 567 more words

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Sectoral imbalances: Where have all the jobs gone?

Great post on Twitter from Naufal Sanaullah depicting US sectoral balances using UK economist Wynne Godley’s analytical framework. Click on the image to enlarge.


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Currency manipulation could kill Obama's big free trade deal

There weren’t many lines in President Obama’s State of the Union that Republicans applauded. But the GOP did get behind the President’s insistence that Congress countenance an expedited approval process for a free trade deal—called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—his administration is negotiating with 12 other Pacific Ocean nations, including Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. 576 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Trade Deals That Ignore Currency Manipulation Could Doom Free Trade

The Financial Times‘ Alan Beattie just left no doubt in this post that he opposes adding enforceable disciplines on currency manipulation to trade agreements like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 658 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Import Prices Teach a Big Lesson About TPP

Since currency manipulation looms so large in Congress’ likely upcoming debate on President Obama’s new trade deals, the release earlier this week of government data on import prices for full-year 2014 couldn’t be better timed. 856 more words

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