Dr. Michael Ivanovitch is an independent analyst focusing on world economy, geopolitics and investment strategy. He served as a senior economist at the OECD in Paris, international economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and taught economics at Columbia Business School.
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Europe's apparent inability to secure its monetary union leaves the world without any credible dollar alternatives.
Wild guesses from one economic indicator to the next are not providing relevant and useful analysis of China's economy.
The ECB has driven the euro area economic recovery and job creation to the point where its virtual "helicopter money" may no longer be needed.
While Uncle Sam was dozing on its unique superpower laurels, Japan was busy producing what America wanted to buy.