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The RBA’s Defeat Down Under Should Worry Central Bankers (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: The RBA’s Defeat Down Under Should Worry Central BankersWSJ subtitle: A sudden surge in Australian government bond yields should have other monetary authorities watching their backsBy: Jacky WongDate: 3 November 2021 "The bond market has just notched a win in its tussle with the central bank of the land Down Under. As inflationary...

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China Has Started Making the Same Mistakes as the Soviets (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China Has Started Making the Same Mistakes as the SovietsBloomberg subtitle: Fomenting a nuclear arms race, pursuing “wolf warrior” diplomacy and pushing your enemies together are all good ways to lose a cold war. By: Hal BrandsDate: 27 October 2021 "It’s boom time for historical analogies in America’s China policy. Beijing’s...

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Zero Covid policy

Introduction LO: I'm not fond of opinions, including the one below, which feels like a personal attack. Nevertheless, any zero-virus policy is indeed arrogant and ignorant and doomed to fail. Viruses are neither alive nor dead, at least following human definitions (ie, Nature's Tree of Life). Moreover, their origin is still unknown. The more you prevent viruses to...

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Why zero interest rates might lead to currency volatility (The Economist)

The Economist title: Why zero interest rates might lead to currency volatility The Economist subtitle: There is little scope for them to adjust to economic trouble. So something else must Date: 4 July 2020 "A generation of English cricket fans know the Aussies are loth to surrender a lead. For much of the past two decades, Australia has been a high interest-rate...

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Divide and conquer (Reuters BreakingViews)

Reuters BreakingViews title: Divide and conquer  By: Pete Sweeney Date: 29 June 2020 "Beijing may overtake the White House in the race to annoy the most trading partners at once. China has added fresh spats with India and Japan to its lengthening list of bilateral brawls. The People’s Republic may believe opponents remain too divided to push back. It’s a...

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