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Kenneth Rogoff: Is the US Fed playing politics?

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard In his recent debate with Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pressed his claim that US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is
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Kenneth Rogoff: The case against cash

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard The world is awash in paper currency, with major central banks pumping out hundreds of billions of dollars' worth each year, mainly in very large
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Kenneth Rogoff: Britain's democratic failure

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard The real lunacy of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union was not that British leaders dared to ask their populace to weigh the benefits of
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Kenneth Rogoff: Overselling of financial transaction taxes

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard However November's presidential election in the United States turns out, one proposal that will likely live on is the introduction of a financial
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Kenneth Rogoff: Emerging markets should go for gold

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard Are emerging-market central banks overweight in dollars and underweight in gold? Given a slowing global economy, in which emerging markets are probably
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A V Rajwade: An alternative to the global monetary system

From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade Recommended by: business-standard In last week's column, I had summarised the views of the Reserve Bank of India governor on how unconventional monetary policies are aimed at using "exchange
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Kenneth Rogoff: The great escape from China

From: Buisness-standard By Kenneth Rogoff Recommended by: business-standard Since 2016 began, the prospect of a major devaluation of China's renminbi has been hanging over global markets like the sword of Damocles. No other source
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Kenneth Rogoff: Extreme weather and global growth

  Until recently, the usual thinking among macroeconomists has been that short-term weather fluctuations don't matter much for economic activity. Construction hiring may be stronger than usual in a March when the weather is unseasonably