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China's Growing Gluts

Most people assume China emerged triumphant from the financial crisis: it's still growing 8 percent a year, is flush with cash, and didn't even feel the credit crunch, thanks to a trillion dollars in new bank lending in 2009.

Wall Street's Ego Bubble

Last week, we got more proof of Wall Street's utter disconnect from the rest of the world when Goldman Sachs's chief executive Lloyd Blankfein was quoted as saying he's doing "God's work." Apparently, he's also a "blue-collar guy" and "everybody should be happy" that he and his peers are on track to take home billions in bonuses this year.

American Hubris Is China's Gain

According to its CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs is doing "God's work." This quote, care of the LondonTimes(though delivered in irony, according to Goldman Sachs) was met with bewilderment at a Chinese business conference in Lisbon last week, where foreign CEOs and government officials were dumbstruck by the hubris.

6 Myths About China

The conventional wisdom is that China is steaming through the global financial crisis by building on the momentum generated by its 30-year boom. Indeed, ever since it sailed through the last big global crisis—the Asian contagion 10 years ago—Beijing has been feted for uniquely steady helmsmanship in financial storms.

Big Oil Goes Green

Remember back in 2001 when BP went "Beyond Petroleum"? It was a brilliant marketing campaign, but it had less to do with changing the company's business model than positioning Lord John Browne as the Teflon oil executive.

Good News From The Financial Crisis

Here's a rare bright spot as a result of the global financial crisis. The World Bank's Doing Business Report, which tracks how easy or hard it is to start new businesses in various countries around the world, is just out today, and more countries than ever are slashing red tape around starting businesses.

Death of the Dollar Redux

I want to respond to a reader who commented on yesterday's post about the possibility that the U.S. dollar might be replaced by a new type of currency known as an "SDR": Reader: "[You suggest in your post that] 'Americans won't be able to live quite as large as they have in the past.' This is a vague statement.

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