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Telegraph: China threatens ‘nuclear option’ of dollar sales

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Holy crap. I first heard about this a couple hours ago while listening to BBG TV’s online stream. A quick google later turned up a bunch of hits, including this one from the Telegraph:

China threatens ‘nuclear option’ of dollar sales

This reminds me of a dialogue way back when (about a week ago) on NP. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Eric

August 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm


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I’m sure I will learn to regret having resigned from my previous job last week. One of the most fantastic aspects of that job was the access to people. I’ve met enough CEOs and CFOs of large corporations to fill a rolodex. Of all the people I had the privilege to meet, probably the one person who impressed me the most was Robert Zoellick. Mr Zoellick is a truly exceptional human being. That’s why it was such a pleasure to learn that he had been selected to head the World Bank. I know that guy!

However, now that I’m in limbo until starting my new job and do nothing but read news and blogs all day, a recent Reuters article caught my attention and made me remember one of the themes that Zoellick is concerned about. Protectionism.

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Written by Eric

July 14, 2007 at 11:43 pm