Ronald Mckinnon

For Ronald Mckinnon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 25, 2013

The unloved dollar standard

The role of the U.S. dollar as international anchor is faltering as emerging markets grow increasingly frustrated by the Fed’s near-zero interest-rate policy.

Jun 15, 2006

Japan bashing then, China bashing now

LONDON — Pressure on China today to push up the value of the yuan against the dollar is eerily similar to the pressure on Japan 30 years ago to make the yen appreciate. Back then, “Japan bashing” came to mean the threat of U.S. ...