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Grumpy Economist Blog Tops Analysts' Must-Read List

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  • BIS, news reports are popular publications for Asia analysts
  • Blogs are often more raw, but can be gold, says Rabobank

Are you overwhelmed by the pile of research papers you want to read? Bloomberg News picked the brains of heads of research for foreign exchange, rates or economies at some of Asia’s major banks on what they peruse regularly.

Publications by the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements are popular among the 17 participants from Japan to China and India. Blogs such as the The Grumpy Economist and the China Chief Economist Forum are also top picks. Media reports including The Financial Times, The Economist, financial news agencies and local newspapers such as China Business News and 21st Century Business Herald, were highlighted.

Below is a table of the survey results:

Some of the respondents, including Michael Every, head of financial markets research at Rabobank Group in Hong Kong, prioritized reading blogs.

“Blogs are often more raw -- need common-sense filter, but can have gold nuggets,” Every said. “Naked Capitalism, for example.”

Other blogs cited in the survey include: