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Posts by Bob Baur, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

Tiptoe through the Taper – A Novelty Song by ‘Big Ben’ Bernanke



Several Fed presidents, and “Big Ben” Bernanke himself, have been spending the last week or so trying to convince markets that their program of quantitative easing isn’t on the immediate chopping block and that any eventual tapering would be contingent on continued economic…

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Japan’s Economy and the Three Arrows: On Target?



In this week’s Economic Commentary, we discussed the importance of the concept of “three arrows” in the economic policies of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Definitely check out the full piece, but here’s a quick summary. In the 1500s, as the legend has it, a Japanese nobleman named…

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