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Andrew Sheng, President of the Fung Global Institute, a new Hong Kong-based think tank that seeks to understand global issues from Asian perspectives. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and is an adviser to Chinas Banking

With world leaders meeting at the end of this week at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, the next economic minefield that they will face is already coming into view. >>
José Antonio Ocampo, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and former Finance Minister of Colombia, is Professor and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Stephany Griffith-Jones is

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy took the reins as host of this years G-20 summit, to be held in Cannes on November 3-4, he called on the International Monetary Fund to develop an enforceable code of conduct for the use of capital controls (or capital-account regulations, as we prefer to call them) in the world economy. >>
Paul Robin Krugman, an American economist, professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed colum

If it werent so tragic, the current European crisis would be funny, in a gallows-humor sort of way. For as one rescue plan after another falls flat, Europes Very Serious People who are, if such a thing is possible, even more pompous and self-regarding than their American counterparts just keep looking more and more ridiculous. >>
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007.

After the economic disaster of 2008-2009, people are understandably wary of the devastation that yet another financial crisis can wreak. >>
Howard Davies, a former chairman of Britains Financial Services Authority, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, and Director of the London School of Economics, is a professor at Sciences Po in Paris.

Almost everyone nowadays agrees that banks need more capital. Christine Lagarde chose to make it her first campaign as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. >>
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