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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The Fed is holding the economy and the financial system in a reasonably good shape in an environment of price stability, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Japan is re-emerging as an export powerhouse, drawing large benefits from its Chinese and Korean business operations.
The G20 won't make any progress toward the problems of bloodshed, misery and insecurity around the world, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Germany should leave big power relations alone, writes Michael Ivanovitch.
It's not a good idea to dismiss the falling bond yields in reaction to the Fed's difficult work of steering the U.S. economy in an environment of rising uncertainties, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Straight-jacket fiscal policies by euro zone countries leave the European Central Bank as the default policy leader, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
China's trade with Germany highlights growing clout and tension in the global trade regime, Michael Ivanovitch says.
Better to keep a sharp focus on domestic economic policies than the noise of a grand tour of capitals and a leadership meeting of the world's top economies, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Donald Trump will find that Europe is increasingly confident on its politics and economy.
German and France will work to remain anchors of the euro zone, but a fiscal union is likely a distant goal.