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China says US is spending too much on its military amid its financial woes - The Washin... - 0 views

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    BEIJING - The United States is spending too much on its military in light of its recent economic troubles, China's top general said Monday while playing down his country's own military capabilities.

Giorgio Bertini

The Specter of Protectionism: World Faces New Wave of Currency Wars - SPIEGEL ONLINE - ... - 0 views

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    An American bill imposing punitive tarifs on countries that undervalue their currencies is set to unleash a new trade war between the US and China. But in fact the whole global currency system is in a state of jeopardy. As confidence in the dollar drops, private investors are putting their faith in gold.
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Banyan: They have returned | The Economist - 1 views

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    China should worry less about America's "containment" strategy and more about why the neighbours welcome it
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China stutters on purpose, world freaks out - Chinese Economy, Yuan Revaluation, Chines... - 0 views

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    The danger of depending too much on a Chinese rescue for the global economy: Even planned slowdowns cause panic
Giorgio Bertini

Changing pro-cyclicality for financial and economic stability -- Changing pro-cyclicali... - 0 views

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    Much has been discussed on the root causes for the current financial crisis, including but not limited to lessons on monetary policy, financial sector regulations, accounting rules. This note aims to stimulate debate and discussions on some of the pro-cyclical features in the system, possible remedial measures, and how monetary and fiscal authorities can play their professional roles at times of severe market distress. It also touches upon China's financial sector reform and macroeconomic policy to counter slowdown in economic growth. The major points here were presented at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in San Paulo, Brazil on November 15, 2008.
Giorgio Bertini

China boosts euro, Spain wins austerity vote - 0 views

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    The euro rebounded on Thursday after China reaffirmed its long-term strategy of diversifying currency holdings away from the dollar and denied it was reviewing its holdings of euro sovereign bonds.
Giorgio Bertini

Obama abandona la "guerra contra el terrorismo" - 0 views

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    El presidente de EE UU se distancia de la doctrina de Bush y llama a tejer alianzas globales con China e India en su nueva estrategia de seguridad
Giorgio Bertini

Clinton and Geithner Face Hurdles in China Talks - 0 views

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    China and the United States opened three days of high-level meetings here on Monday meant to broaden and deepen the ties between the world's largest developed and developing economies.
Giorgio Bertini

How will the Iran nuclear fuel swap deal affect the U.S. push for sanctions on Tehran? - 0 views

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    China and India stand to lose a lot from reducing their trade with Iran, so the Americans will find it difficult to preserve these giants' commitment to sanctions.
Giorgio Bertini

Europe's Debt Crisis Is Casting a Shadow Over China - 0 views

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    The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency's peg to the dollar.
Giorgio Bertini

China's state capitalism and multinationals - 0 views

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    As China gains dominance on the world stage, more and more multinational corporations will need to rethink their assumptions about competing under its state-capitalism model-one in which the government is the principal economic driver. So says Ian Bremmer, president of the political-risk consulting firm Eurasia Group and author of the upcoming book The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? In this video interview, Bremmer discusses the fundamental distinctions between state capitalism and free-market economies, as well as the strategic implications this has for Western companies and governments alike.
Giorgio Bertini

The Copenhagen Protocol: How China and India Sabotaged the UN Climate Summit - 0 views

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    What really went on at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen? Secret recordings reveal how China and India prevented an agreement on tackling climate change at the crucial meeting. The powerless Europeans were forced to look on as the agreement failed.
Giorgio Bertini

Red China, Green China - 0 views

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    China is busy turning the global challenge of climate change into a national opportunity, but it needs another decade to advance its technology to the point where superior manufacturing and lower costs will secure its dominance of the clean-tech sector. By giving China more time to develop its capacity while neglecting our own, America is not just losing the clean-tech race, it's forfeiting it.
Giorgio Bertini

The train that never stops at a station - A brilliant new Chinese train innovation - ge... - 1 views

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    No time is wasted. The bullet train is moving all the time. If there are 30 stations between  Beijing and  Guangzhou , just stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time. A mere 5 min stop per station (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will result in a  total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time!
Giorgio Bertini

Nuevo tren chino recogerá pasajeros sin detenerse - 0 views

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    En China, el diseñador Chen Jianjun creó una alternativa complementaria a las altísimas velocidades que alcanzan los trenes modernos, los que deben detenerse en cada parada para tomar y dejar pasajeros, lo que hace perder tiempo y energía al sistema, debido a las frenadas y cambios de rapidez.
Giorgio Bertini

Harmony and Ambition: China's Cut-Throat Railway Revolution - 0 views

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    China is spending mountains of money to expand its country's high-speed railway network and manufacture the world's fastest trains. But do its ambitions in the railway sector justify how these goals are being pursued -- and the risks they might ultimately pose?
Giorgio Bertini

Behind China's trade deficit - 0 views

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    Focus on yuan misguided; investment and domestic consumption, not exports, are engines of economy
Giorgio Bertini

Europe's Debt Woes Start to Complicate China's Money Moves - 0 views

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    Spreading problems in Europe's sovereign debt markets pose potential challenges for China, which has been stepping up its investments in European government bonds and relies on Europe as its biggest export market.
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