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Nigel Chalk

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Lurking in the Shadows -- the Risks From Nonbank Intermediation in China

(3) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 10:51 AM

One of my all-time favorite movies is "The Third Man" starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten. It is a British film noir from the 1940s. Perhaps the most striking part of the movie is the shadowy cinematography, set in post-World War II Vienna. Strangely, it springs to mind...

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Darn Them Piggies! Pork Prices & the Inflation Outlook for China

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 3:10 PM

It was pretty clear to me on a recent visit that China has become one of the biggest global markets for Angry Birds. The game was everywhere and around 100 million Chinese downloads are expected this year. It made me wonder if this was somehow linked to rising...

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Whack-A-Mole in China's Bubbly Housing Market

(2) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 12:10 PM

It has gone out of fashion now but, not so long ago, there was a popular fairground attraction called Whack-A-Mole. Rascally moles would pop their cute little heads out of holes in the ground and your task was to use a giant rubber mallet to wallop the poor critters...

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