James Saft, Reuters Columnist
James Saft's columns feature twice weekly in the International Herald Tribune and widely elsewhere. Before beginning his column, he directed all global coverage of economics and financial markets for five years at Reuters. His column won a Best in Business award in 2008 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Before that he was global investment editor and chief correspondent, London capital markets. He has covered mortgage banking for American Banker before the term "subprime" was coined and syndicated lending for Reuters LPC in both London and New York.
The 2% objective feels more like an aspiration, says James Saft.
Everyone, like it or not, is an asset allocator, or asset picker if you prefer, says James Saft.
Saft: The shrinking population makes Abenomics an exercise in futility.