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SDRs And The Yuan's Status As A Global Currency

MILESTONES ARE IMPORTANT markers. Case in point: the International Monetary Fund is likely to include the yuan in its currencies basket when it reviews the components of its Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) later this year. 1,162 more words

Economy

China May Let Its Currency Drift, But It Is Not About To Fight A Currency War

THE STATE COUNCIL last week proposed some measures that suggest to some that China is ready to indulge in bald-faced competitive devaluation to boost exports and thus growth—even if it did not cast it in those terms. 356 more words

Economy

Transport investment and the North’s development dilemmas

In June 2014 George Osborne laid out his ‘Northern Powerhouse’ concept in a speech in Manchester. He set out the four ‘ingredients’ of his vision: 249 more words

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Rebalancing

I spent today in the garden.

I stoked the bonfire we’d had the night before.

I weeded and fertilised the vegetable patch.

I sowed every packet of flower seeds I owned, something I’ve been meaning to do for years.  178 more words

The Importance of Rebalancing

You probably hear the word “rebalancing” a lot, but do you know what it means and why it’s important?

WHAT IS IT?

Rebalancing is the act of adjusting your investments to maintain your asset allocation. 535 more words

Money

China needs to get its people to spend—and that’s a lot harder than it sounds

There’s one really big problem with China’s 1.3 billion customers: They don’t spend enough. Even as China’s economy has soared, the share of output coming from consumption has nosedived. 1,082 more words

The age of irresponsibility

George Osborne’s budget speech was, as usual, a masterclass in combining the rhetoric of change with reality of continuity. Britain has, according to Osborne, left ‘the age of irresponsibility’ behind. 120 more words

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