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A New Shine to the Yuan

April 29, 2010

Lin Ai
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China will have to appreciate its currency in the very near future and there are a few approaches it can use to do so. The speed and strength of the Chinese Yuan’s (RMB) appreciation will affect the dynamic of global trade, China’s economy and protectionist attitudes the ...

The End Is Nigh (for the U.S. Recession, that is)

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Michael Burt
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In its April 12th announcement, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)—the official arbiter of business cycle dating in the United States—declined to name a date for the end of the U.S. recession. Most economists look at GDP growth to define the start ...

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