Feb 17, 2015

Carefully tune economic policies

At a time when the global economy remains weak, Japan should carefully consider what policies to pursue to put itself on a path of stable recovery.

Feb 13, 2015

Global economy's Chinese headwinds

by Adair Turner

Last year, interest rates were supposed to start rising in the U.S. and U.K. and quantitative easing would deliver increased inflation in Japan. Twelve months later, economic headwinds from China are a major reason why normality seems as distant as ever.

Nov 4, 2014

The six years from 2008 show Keynes was right

by Anatole Kaletsky

The main lesson from all the policy experiments conducted worldwide since the 2008 financial crisis is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates ...

Oct 20, 2014

Oil-price dip is no panacea

Falling oil prices — to below $80 a barrel a few weeks ago — indicate that concern over faltering demand because of weakness in the global economy trumps the usual market reponse to turmoil in the Middle East.

Sep 15, 2014

OECD cuts growth outlook for G-7, worried about eurozone

The OECD on Monday cut its economic outlook for the Group of Seven nations in 2014, including Japan, while expecting a moderate expansion to continue in most of the major economies. In its interim economic assessment report, the Paris-based organization also said the “most ...

Global economic recovery marred by inconsistencies

May 16, 2014

Global economic recovery marred by inconsistencies

The global economy is plodding ahead in fits and starts as the largest countries struggle to achieve consistent growth. Europe is faltering again. Japan is suddenly surging. China is cooling. The U.S. is strengthening. In the background, central banks are aiming to administer just ...

Apr 28, 2014

Abe's 'third arrow' crucial for Asia: IMF

Asian policymakers must push ahead with structural changes to ensure the region continues to lead global growth and withstand volatility as the United States reduces monetary stimulus, the International Monetary Fund said, naming Japan and China as potential sources of risk. Asian economies will ...