China’s credit-led growth is likely to lead to a fairly severe economic crisis in the next two or three years. Recent research suggests that the current tactics may boost short-term growth, but harm its long-term prospects. Time is running out for the country’s ambitious policy-makers
Gateway House's Akshay Mathur interviews Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), on his latest book, ‘The Battle Of Bretton Woods’ on how the IMF and the World Bank came to be.
South African Foreign Policy Initiative republished Gateway House's report, titled 'BRICS: The new Syndicate.' This bi-annual report includes features written exclusively for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations by various contributors, and Gateway House staff, from January-July 2012.
Banks around the globe would be wise to take a second look at what now could be the most significant agreement in international finance since the Euro: the BRICS currency swap. Though certain geopolitical risks are involved, could this free India from unpredictable currency fluctuations?
China seems to want the yuan to dethrone the dollar as the global reserve currency. But don’t expect China’s currency to take over anytime soon. The yuan will rise, but far slower than predicted, and Beijing’s puzzling efforts to help it along reveal flaws in the government’s divided and incremental approach.