Posts Tagged ‘yuan’

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    An Emperor, Immortality, and Monetary Union

    May 9, 12 • 269 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Two days ago I visited the Times Square Discovery TSX exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors. It is a fascinating display of history, art, and architecture, and I was particularly struck by some economic artifacts from 221 B.C...  [read more]

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    Yuan Opinions

    Nov 18, 10 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Can you imagine 43 million pairs of socks a year, 5,000 an hour, some saying Dora the Explorer, being produced by one Chinese manufacturer? When you pay $2.99 for a pair of those socks at Wal-Mart, they probably cost that Chinese manufacturer, Shuangjin...  [read more]

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    Son Preference

    Jul 30, 10 • 277 Views • No Comments

    If there are 122 men for every 100 women, how do you find a wife? According to a Columbia University professor, in China, you save. Economists have been asking why Chinese households save so much–30% as compared to a current 6% rate in the U.S. One...  [read more]

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    Frugal Fatigue and Yuan Updates

    Apr 7, 10 • 255 Views • No Comments

    Re a March 21 post about frugal fatigue… For a fifth straight month, consumer spending is up, meaning perhaps that we are headed for a “V” recovery?   Data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...  [read more]

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    Yuan or Yen

    Mar 27, 10 • 245 Views • No Comments

    Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, called China a currency manipulator in a recent interview. Next month, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will let us know if he agrees. The United States has not formally called China a currency manipulator since...  [read more]