Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    The Center of the Global Economy

    Mar 27, 11 • 375 Views • No Comments

    Let’s start with a dot in the Atlantic Ocean, maybe 900 miles from Morocco. Then, follow that point, as it glides eastward toward Izmir, Turkey. According to London School of Economics Professor Danny Quah, you have just seen how the world’s......  [read more]

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    More Conspicuous (Coffee) Consumption

    Mar 11, 11 • 490 Views • No Comments

    The same story. But now it is about coffee. Increasingly affluent, the Chinese have begun to drink more coffee (in addition to using more oil, eating more meat and buying more handbags). When talking about China, the International Coffee Organization says......  [read more]

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    From China to Iowa

    Mar 5, 11 • 359 Views • No Comments

    We can travel very quickly from China to Iowa. In an excellent report from The Economist on feeding the world, you can see how an increasingly affluent Chinese urban consumer affects many of us. One example connects more Chinese meat consumption to soaring......  [read more]

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    CPI Concerns

    Jan 25, 11 • 637 Views • 1 Comment

    Should we care if China has a 5.1% annual inflation rate?  A little. The International Herald Tribune tells us that just 1/4 to 2/5 of the price we pay in the U.S. for an imported item reflects the cost of the good. Other slices of the price pie such as......  [read more]

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    Chinese Roads

    Jan 15, 11 • 428 Views • No Comments

    Just 2 Chinese road stories today: Charged with evading $556,000 in tolls, a Chinese truck driver was sentenced to life in prison and a $300,000 fine. The Chinese provincial court that convicted him said that for 8 months, he used false military documents to......  [read more]