May 20, 2007 |
"YOU and me, let's do a book club," Matthew Cooke, editor and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil," remembered saying repeatedly, to various friends. "It's something I've talked about for probably the past five years." He shrugged. "But then we never had a book club. Finally, we do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998
Re the commentary by Jeffrey Sachs, "The Dismal Decade: Failure East and West," Nov. 22: Russia can reduce or eliminate its debt by selling Kaliningrad Oblast to Germany and the Kuril Islands to Japan. Since these lands belonged to those countries before the end of World War II, they might be willing to pay a high price for them. MICHAEL TONG Los Angeles
December 20, 1989 |
In the spirit of perestroika, the Soviet Union hopes to borrow from the United States a financing technique first used in the early 1800s in New York--municipal bonds. Officials in the Soviet Union, where no bond market exists, in November signed an agreement with New York economic consultant Jeffrey Sachs to explore ways to use long-term debt to finance infrastructure, environment and housing needs.
March 23, 2012 |
President Obama on Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a physician and anthropologist by training, to succeed Robert Zoellick as the next president of the World Bank. The naming of Kim was seen as a surprise. Kim, 52, though highly regarded for his leadership in global health issues, is not well known in political or financial circles. But the appointment of the South Korean-born Kim may also deflect criticisms from developing economies of the United States having a lock on the World Bank's top position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1994
Re "What a Menacing Mess We've Made," by Jeffrey Sachs, Commentary, Jan. 26: The listing of reform blunders started by Sachs' intrusive "shock therapy" fantasies is the best self-indictment of the amorphous mess created in Moscow. Spreading the blame on the West, G-7 and the IMF for lack of monetary aid is a red herring. It covers up reform mismanagement in Russia and ill advice rendered by Russian, Swedish and American radical reform advisers. Lack of a comprehensive master plan to deracinate the deep-rooted Stalinist economic rot is the prime failure of Russian reforms.
June 6, 1998 |
For the second year in a row, Singapore remains the world's most competitive economy, ahead of Hong Kong and the United States, according to a report issued Friday. The rankings in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 1998 define which countries have a range of market and factors of production which give them the ability to maintain sustained economic growth.