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Japan faces a daunting demographic challenge. Both the general populace and the working-age population are graying and rapidly decreasing in size. In recent years, the number of deaths has outpaced the number of births by around 300,000 per year. If the country’s birth rate remains constant, this figure will continue to rise by tens of thousands annually. ...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
A clean break in the renminbi’s link to the dollar, which has existed since China started opening its economy in the late 1970s, would herald the demise of a “dollar bloc” that has dominated global finance for decades. While this would not necessarily displace the dollar as the world’s main reserve currency, it would significantly reduce the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
World economies have been buffeted for more than a year by the debt and banking crises in Europe and the United States. Here GIS economics expert, Professor Dr. Christoph Schaltegger, suggests New Year resolutions to stabilise the economies. He proposes economic reform and ways of creating an orderly exit from the eurozone. ...
Dr. Christoph Schaltegger