This week's Global View column takes a look at The People's Bank's recent pronouncement to start unpegging the yuan from the dollar: [more]
NPR's Marketplace program is taking a fabulous look this week at China's One Child Policy. 30 years after the policy was enacted, what have been the social, economic, demographic, and political implications. Fascinating, fascting stuff, and highly recommend.
The report is here.
Tough break for Mike Zhang here: [more]
I submit Kathrine Fredriksen of SeaDrill (SDRL):
Now that's some due diligence.
It is if you listen to investors recently surveyed by Bloomberg. Some 40% called the U.S. the world's most attractive market for investment this year. That's pretty shocking given our dour economic outlook, but these things are relative, and many are just freaked out about the potential volatility looming in Europe, China, et al. [more]
I'm just excited to read the comments. Please leave them! [more]
Whenever I can, I like to answer questions I get via email on the blog in case the answers would be helpful to others. Here's one I got this morning: [more]
I was rereading today an interview Tom Gardner did with Aswath Damodoran back in 2005. In it, Tom asks the good Professor about his best investment ever. Here's what he responds: [more]