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Focus spring 2013

We present and discuss current research and economic policy related topics in International Economics. This quarter about:

New initiatives in EU trade policy

France wants to exclude cultural sector, Germany can live with American hormone beef.

undefinedDie Presse

The collateral damage of the U.S. data affair are likely to be significant. Even the free trade agreement could be threatened.

undefinedDie Presse

Japan, Europe and the U.S. want free trade. If the project works out, a huge liberal economic bloc is going to be formed – against China’s power

undefinedZeit Online

Westerwelle for free trade pact with the EU

undefinedWiener Zeitung

Interview: The Eurasian economic union seeks a free trade zone with the EU. Trade minister Slepnew rejects a special solution with the Ukraine, though

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

Car industry skeptical – EU would hope for 420.000 new jobs

undefinedDer Standard

Mandate. Template for mutual market access and reduction of trade barriers.

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

Summit. Contract shall eliminate EU tariffs and Japan’s trade barriers.

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

The U.S. and Europe want to reduce trade barriers. Obama, Van Rompuy and Barroso announce talks.

undefinedDer Standard

The chances for real free trade between Europe and the US rise – Merkel and Obama are serious. Not only industry would profit, also consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

undefinedHandelsblatt

Discussions should start in June. Commission President Barroso is expecting hard negotiations.

undefinedDer Standard

Economic researchers calculate an increase in trade in goods of 79 percent. One fourth of the jobs will arise in Germany.

undefinedDiePresse

The EU and the U.S. want to negotiate on a free trade pact. To make that work easier, the group chairman of the Green party wants to exclude the agricultural sector - as differences would be to huge.

undefinedFAZ

The Rediscovery of the exchange rate

Currently, Japan’s monetary policy is a central theme on the global financial markets. Observers fear the outbreak of one of the worst currency wars since the 1930ies.

undefinedNeue Zürcher Zeitung

China’s exchange rate policy under the spell of president Xi Jinping’s US visit

undefinedNeue Zürcher Zeitung

On the G7 meeting of finance ministers, Finance Minister Schäuble reminded of the promise not to manipulate currencies. Also the U.S. exhorted Tokyo. Japan’s Central Bank Chief defenses against the charges.

undefinedHandelsblatt

Finance ministers and Federal Reserve chairmen of the most important industrial countries discussed consequences of loose monetary policy. Nothing has been decided, though.

undefinedDie Presse

Japan wants to create inflation forcefully. But: the U.S. and England are years ahead - the European Central Bank already tries to exit from lax monetary policies. Also China sets against Japan’s course..

undefinedDie Presse

For exporters a currency relation of one to one to the US Dollar sounds like a dream. Savers can profit, too - if they are willing to take the risk of investing in the Dollar..

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

China is "fully prepared" for a currency war, according to a top central banking official speaking in Beijing.

undefinedThe Telegraph

Within the last three years the Chinese Renminbi has risen strongly against the Dollar. With so-called Dim-Sum-funds one can participate in this revaluation.

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

Harmonic result of a G20 summit, which was held under the catchphrase ”currency war”. Japan was not blamed for its politics of inflation, lines were passed, compromises obtained – however, savings fell by the wayside.

undefinedHandelsblatt

Fear of “competitive depreciation” – Minister urges G20 to keep promises

undefinedFinancial Times

History shows currency disputes can escalate from rhetorical spats into disastrously economic conflict.

undefinedThe Telegraph

With the new Mexican president Pena Nieto a change of course in economic policy is implied. A weak Peso would be more than desirable.

undefinedWirtschaftsblatt

Industrial countries are in disagreement on monetary policy and debt reduction. On Friday and Saturday G20 representatives meet under Russian presidency for the first time.

undefinedDiePresse

Economist Naoyuki Yoshino on Japan’s Federal Reserve chairman-designate Haruhiko Kurodo and the wish for the Yen-inflation.

undefinedDie Presse