Commentary

Expect people of Chinese origin to be very aggressive - and successful - in business in 1988. And if
As Americans continue to wring their hands over budget and trade deficits, they have neglected anoth
SOVIET LEADER Mikhail Gorbachev's plans for restructuring the Russian economy could lead to serious
WHEN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS took ill on Oct. 19, London's Economist hastily constructed a barometer t
EVER SINCE WALL STREET'S stock markets collapsed on Oct. 19 and 20, economists have been busy churni
Clearing the Air

On S. African MiningFrom this distance, we in the South African mining indu
The dramatic drop of the dollar against other major Western currencies has sparked many pronouncemen
Every generation looks back with nostalgia, even romanticism, to some particular earlier decade, usu
IN SECRET MEETINGS over the past year, bank regulators from the leading industrial nations have craf
JAPAN HAS HARVESTED much well-deserved criticism for its mercantilist attitude toward trade, its des
This city becomes something of a ghost town between congressional sessions. The lawmakers and most o
Eight years after Ronald Reagan first proposed a North American free trade area in his presidential
As every capitalist knows, competition from hungry up-and-comers often puts

pressure on large
IN THE WAKE of the well-publicized security breach created through export violations by Japan's Tosh