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MTD’s 2011 Predictions

While in the States these past few weeks, I’ve been somewhat surprised by the number of questions I’ve received about China’s economy. Before discussing the subject matter at hand, people want to know: “How’s China doing? What’s going on with its economy? Is inflation a big problem?” I wonder to myself, “Why all the questions?” [...]

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2010 Predictions: How Did We Do?

Well, it’s that time again. As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and prepare for the beginning of the second, it’s time to look back and see how we made out on our predictions for 2010. On January 12, 2010, we made the following five predictions: 1. By the [...]

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Predictions for 2010

The global economy is much more stable today than it was at this time last year, but that doesn’t make 2010 any easier to predict. In January 2009, the debate was all about numbers. Would China’s economy grow by 8 percent as the government was predicting, 7.2 percent as the World Bank concluded, or considerably [...]

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2009 Predictions: How Did We Do?

It’s hard to believe, but at this time last year, no one knew where the world was headed. Trillions of dollars of wealth had been wiped out by the global financial crisis that began in September 2008; once powerful banks, investment banks and insurance companies the world over had been reduced to financial cripples; General [...]

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2009 Predictions: How Are We Doing?

2009 Predictions: How Are We Doing?

It’s only been six months, but it seems like ages since 2008 finally gave way to 2009. Though uncertainty will always be part and parcel of economics and finance, it’s hard to remember a time when there was less clarity in global economics. By January, trillions of dollars of wealth had been wiped out by [...]

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2009 Predictions

2009 Predictions

2008 was the year of the curve ball as investors, managers, government leaders and ordinary citizens had to deal with issues they had never encountered before and could not have predicted. How many times over the past months have you heard commentators, economists, financial gurus and corporate chieftains say they had no idea that the [...]

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2008 Predictions: How Did We Do?

It’s pretty safe to say that 2008 did not turn out like anyone expected. At the beginning of the year, there were already signs that the United States economy was heading for a recession, but no one expected the total financial and economic meltdown that ultimately occurred. In China, there was a big question mark [...]

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