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Manufacturing home and away  2011-07-07 07:58:42

The continuing decline of direct investment from the US, the world's largest FDI source, against the backdrop of China's sustainable and high-speed FDI growth, has caused speculation over the decline of the US' manufacturing advantages over China.

Fostering financial inclusion  2011-07-06 07:45:23

Inclusive growth, or shared growth, is supposed to allow people to equitably share the benefits of economic development. It is impossible to achieve inclusive growth without promoting financial inclusion.

Can bankers learn from ants?  2011-07-05 07:53:56

Ironically, while Chinese may feel the least pain from the global financial crisis, there is a new wave of fresh thinking among Chinese scholars and strategists on how development can be truly scientific. What has gone wrong and where could it lead?

Urban partnerships for inclusive future  2011-06-29 07:57:29

Urbanization, well-managed, is a chance to put our development paradigm on the right track that will result in inclusive and sustainable development for Asia and the Pacific.

Optimistic over Europe  2011-06-25 07:21:27

China and EU can and should contribute to international cooperation to maintain peace and expedite development

Realty rates follow population  2011-06-21 07:56:19

Realty prices in the United States have fallen by more than 30 percent since 2008. That is partly a result of bursting bubbles, but one of the root causes lies in changes in US population size and structure.

Taking inflation by the horns  2011-06-16 07:54:04

Curbing soaring prices has become a priority for China. In May the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, reached 5.5 percent year-on-year, a 34-month high, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Easy switch for better energy efficiency  2011-06-16 07:54:04

Electric motors are the single biggest consumer of electricity. They account for about 45 percent of global power consumption, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency.

How current account surplus will evolve  2011-06-15 07:53:17

How China's external current account surplus will evolve in the coming years is one of the key questions on the economic outlook for China and the global economy both.

High food, fuel prices threaten Asia's gains  2011-06-14 07:59:07

Despite its promising economic growth, Asia Pacific remains vulnerable to the risks posed by volatile short-term capital flows and the resurgence of food and fuel price inflation, and, as the tragic March 11 disaster in Japan underscores, natural disasters.

Full privatization is no panacea  2011-06-10 10:44:55

Economic instability caused by the financial crisis in Western economies raises concerns for policymakers in developing countries. They are beginning to see China as a role model with respect to economic development.

The EU's rules to default by  2011-06-08 17:31:02

Greece's ballooning public debt is again throwing Europe's financial markets into turmoil. But why should a debt default by the government of a small, peripheral economy – one which accounts for less than 3% of eurozone GDP – be so significant?

True level of development  2011-06-07 08:00:52

China's economic scale is second only to the US and the gap between the two will further narrow. But that will not change China's low per capita economic value.

When will China's economy overtake America's?  2011-06-04 09:14:58

Is China poised to surpass the United States to become the world's largest economy? The International Monetary Fund recently predicted that the size of China's economy would overtake that of the US in terms of purchasing power parity by 2016.

The tragedy of trade blindness  2011-06-03 16:30:35

The Doha Round of global free-trade negotiations is on the brink of collapse after ten years of talking.

Hobble and muddle  2011-06-03 16:23:40

Colleagues from around the world recently gathered at PIMCO's headquarters in California for our annual Secular Forum, when we debate what the next 3-5 years hold for the global economy.

Economics of aging population  2011-06-01 08:15:11

China's fertility rate is so low that population decline and rapid population aging are imminent. These demographic changes will have profound implications for China's economy.

Who should lead the IMF?  2011-05-31 14:41:05

Every time the International Monetary Fund awaits a new managing director, critics complain that it is past time for the appointee to come from an emerging-market country.

Hard-landing fears misplaced  2011-05-31 07:27:03

China's economy may be the second largest in the world. But the Chinese economy, as financial markets see it, can still change direction with dizzying speed.

Time to separate treasure from trash  2011-05-31 07:27:03

Municipal waste management is no easy task, but there is a win-win solution for Chinese cities that fits well with the country's ambitions for circular economy and sustainable development - separating trash from treasure.

The renminbi's journey to the world  2011-05-30 14:53:41

Over-reliance on US dollar  2011-05-30 07:53:52

Rural income and the future  2011-05-27 07:29:09

Is the energy sector in crisis?  2011-05-26 07:59:26

Putting the lid on inflation  2011-05-24 07:58:02

Asian fund so near yet so far  2011-05-24 07:58:02

Lumpy labor  2011-05-23 17:21:36

Will the US default on its debt?  2011-05-23 09:23:43

Overcoming liability of foreignness  2011-05-23 08:00:07

Behind the crisis at the WTO talks  2011-05-18 07:46:55

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