Economics/Business

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Some Good News From Taiwan

Taiwan looks a real mess at the moment. Chen Shui-bian is on the ropes and could yet be forced out of office. Others in the DPP have been tarnished with corruption. But the shine has also gone off the Kuomi... Read More...
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Railroading Hong Kong’s Development

While furious debate continues in Hong Kong over urban renewal, prodigious tracts of railway land and precious urban sites are being quietly redeveloped through semi-public statutory bodies under government c... Read More...
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Remember Stagflation?

It appears increasingly likely that the world's central bankers are going to have to pay back decades of monetary mismanagement during which they flooded markets with newly printed money and low interest ... Read More...
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The East is Reds…

The world is already awash in wine. But it appears almost inevitable, given the explosive growth of China's vineyards, that western producers face competition from yet another lucrative class of exports: ... Read More...