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Does the Chinese economy have enough puff left? – by Mervyn Lewis

November 14, 2013

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Augapfel
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Despite anxieties about how quickly the Federal Reserve may exit from its easy money policies and the ongoing saga of the US budget and debt ceiling, few things matter as much for the world economy as what China does.  China’s growth over the last decade, in combination with that of other emerging economies, has helped underpin the international economy post-crisis and prop up the ailing developed world.

Still, with the IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook lowering China’s forecast growth rate in 2014 to 7.3 per cent per annum and observing ‘strengthening conviction that China will grow more slowly over the medium term than in the recent past’, this growth engine seems to be running out of steam, setting off a chorus of doomsayers quick to declare that China’s export-oriented, high investment growth model was unsustainable all along.  It is time to take stock. […]

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Global labour trends: Do social policy developments come from outside Europe? – by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

May 1, 2013

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The celebration of Labour Day on 1 May presents a good opportunity to take an inventory of social and labour trends around the world.  Undoubtedly, the years since the crisis of 2008–2009 have not provided the most favourable context for progress on labour issues.

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