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The Incredible Shrinking Yen

June 22, 2007
Can nothing stop the yen from falling? It is the worst performing major currency against the dollar over the past week, losing almost 0.5% and 1.8% so far this month. It is trading at multi-year lows against other major currencies besides the dollar, like the euro, sterling and the Swiss franc. Its weakness against the New Zealand dollar has frust…
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IMF takes a Major Step without Fanfare

June 19, 2007
Yesterday, the IMF announced its first update of its foreign exchange surveillance mechanism in three decades. Aside from some media coverage, which was generally descriptive in nature, there was little fanfare. Yet there seems to be potentially far-reaching implications that have yet to be grasped.
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Testing Hypotheses

June 15, 2007
One of the criticisms often levied against the social sciences is that they cannot conduct experiments like the natural sciences. Yet, experimentation is not possible in all of the hard sciences, like parts of physics or astronomy. Even if experimentation is difficult in the social sciences, hypotheses can still be tested.
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Is the End Nigh?

June 08, 2007
There has been a significant change in perceptions of the investment climate. Many have now recognized that far from slipping into a recession, the world’s biggest economy is accelerating. Rather than the prospect of lower interest rates, in the US, for the first time in a year, our warning that the Federal Reserve may still need to raise rates is…
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Alchemy: Oil and Water into Food

May 30, 2007
The incredible rally in a broad range of commodity prices has captured the imagination of many and is creating a cruel dilemma for policy makers who need to be concerned about inflation even as economic momentum wanes. The April G7 statement seemed to recognize that the volatility of the dollar may be aggravating the move and prompted them to seek…
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