Economics/Business

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Thailand’s Baht Soars Higher

photo by Glynda Getape-Marcelo Six months after Thailand's central bank triggered a one-day market collapse by imposing stringent capital controls to stem the surging baht, the currency cont... Read More...
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China Is not the Problem

Maybe it’s time to dig out Charles Mackay's famous, "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds,” published in 1851, the quintessential book on financial bubbles and the ... Read More...
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The false promise of biofuels

Evidence continues to mount that the world’s growing appetite for energy produced from agricultural products is having a serious impact on food and other commodity prices as farmers, part... Read More...
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Giving Back

As Asia’s self-proclaimed “World City,” Hong Kong has no shortage of wealthy business leaders and entrepreneurs. With several of the world’s top 100 richest people makin... Read More...
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Smuggler’s Paradise

Stories Shenzhen Confidential A Russian smuggler's Chinese girl Friday tells Justin Mitchell about the underbelly of the economic boom and what became of those 'cars.' China’s Blur... Read More...
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Shenzhen Confidential

Hello, I'm Amy Jiang. On the surface, I could be a poster woman for the face of modern China. I am a mostly successful 20-something, savvy English-fluent woman with international business experience as... Read More...
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Thailand’s Coup Fallout

photo by Glynda Getape-Marcelo The first tangible signs are starting to emerge that, as expected, policies put in place after Thailand’s military coup last year are having a negative eff... Read More...
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Tracking China

Do you want to be in on the China stock craze? However unwise that might seem, if you are outside China it is even crazier. For foreigners this is a game that only the investment banks seem to ... Read More...
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The Blackstone Rangers Ride High in China

Now that the dust has settled a bit, it is worth taking a longer look at the Blackstone-China deal, in which a Chinese state entity announced in late May would pay $3.3 billion for 10 percent o... Read More...