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By Shang-Jin Wei - Dec 04,2021
NEW YORK — When Tesla CEO Elon Musk promoted the Dogecoin and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, their prices shot up. While some countries are taking a wait-and-see attitude towards private digital money, El Salvador has embraced Bitcoin as an official currency.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Nov 20,2021
NEW YORK — In early 2021, the consensus forecast for Chinese GDP growth this year among 25 major global banks and other professional forecasters was 8.3 per cent.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Nov 07,2021
NEW YORK — As US inflation continues to accelerate, with consumer prices increasing 5 per cent year on year in May, it is not only the US Federal Reserve that needs to remain vigilant.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Oct 03,2021
NEW YORK — Many have attributed the recent decline in major global stock market indices to concerns about the heavily indebted Chinese property development group Evergrande.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Jul 27,2021
NEW YORK — Chinese firms are more enthusiastic than most about listing on US stock exchanges.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Jul 25,2021
NEW YORK — As US inflation continues to accelerate, with consumer prices increasing 5 per cent year on year in May, it is not only the US Federal Reserve that needs to remain vigilant.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Apr 05,2021
NEW YORK — Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump raised US tariffs on imports from China several times, from an average of about 3 per cent when he took office in January 2017 to over 20 per cent by the end of 2019.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Mar 03,2021
NEW YORK  —  As US President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package works its way through Congress, former treasury secretary Lawrence Summers (a Democrat) and many Republicans argue that the plan is too big.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Dec 19,2020
NEW YORK — China’s pledge in September to pursue carbon neutrality by 2060 was followed by a similar pledge from Japan a month later.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Nov 07,2020
NEW YORK — The Chinese fintech conglomerate Ant Group, known for its digital payments and other online financial services, has just been stopped in its tracks, after Chinese regulators suspended its simultaneous public listing, originally scheduled for November 5, on the Hong Kon

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