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3 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Revisiting ‘gold-backed’ East Asian currency

Politicians often yell about currency manipulation in an attempt to prove their toughness on foreign policy. They tend to criticise currency manipulation in campaign speeches, congressional committee meetings and debates to prove to constituents that they will be tough on countries trying to cheat the free market. All too often they seem underinformed about the subject.

6 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

How does public debt make our money worth less?

PUBLIC debt is defined as how much a country owes to lenders.

Inflation mechanism: If the government issues extra money and credit, prices of goods and services will go up accordingly.
12 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tariffs and quotas – are they good or bad?

EACH time a household goes shopping, there is a tendency for the household to pay more for the goods purchased owing to tariffs and quotas.