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Currency manipulation should be part of trade talks, Senators say - FT.com

Currency manipulation should be part of trade talks, Senators say - FT.com | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
A bipartisan majority of the US Senate demanded that US President Barack Obama address “currency manipulation” in trade negotiations with 12 Pacific nations, throwing up a potential roadblock as the talks approach their final stages.
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Neil Codd's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:00 PM

"To put [currency] in trade agreements looks to me like sending someone to a podiatrist for a heart attack" Thanks Eliza, great follow up to our class' discussion.  Fed's loose monetary policy could count as currency manipulation as article says, something we didn't mention in class.

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The End of the Emerging-Market Party by Ricardo Hausmann - Project Syndicate

The End of the Emerging-Market Party by Ricardo Hausmann - Project Syndicate | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
Enthusiasm for emerging markets is evaporating, as their stocks and bonds are down for the year and their economies are slowing.
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Basically says that countries like Brazil/Russia's fast GDP growth was due to exchange rate appreciation and the price of exports relative to imports increasing, not an increase in output (so now they may stop growing so fast)

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Globalisation in a time of transition - FT.com

Globalisation in a time of transition - FT.com | CLSG Economics: International Economics | Scoop.it
Protection is the dog that did not bark. Despite a huge financial crisis, the trend towards integration of the global economy has continued. This is surely remarkable. So why has this happened? Will it last?
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explains why protectionism has been limited but also the threats to globalisation

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