It may be too late to avert a public health crisis, but policymakers can still implement the fiscal and monetary measures needed to prevent an economic catastrophe.
For Anatole Kaletsky's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The durability of September's truce between the Ukrainian Army and its pro-Russian rebel opponents suggests that relations between Kiev and Moscow are gradually reverting toward an uneasy form of peaceful coexistence.
Investors and businesses in Britain are queuing up for a roller-coaster ride as the country enters a period of political unpredictability.
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 ...
The war in eastern Ukraine appears to be ending, as the cease-fire now in place no longer relies on good faith but rather on a convergence of interests.
Until last week, almost nobody outside Scotland took very seriously the possibility that Europe's most stable and durable nation — the only big country not to have suffered invasion, revolution or civil war at any time in the past 300 years — might soon ...
Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the answer still taxes the ingenuity of central bankers who now sound more determined than ever to get faster growth.