Associate Fellow, International Economics
Alan Wheatley
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Summary

Alan Wheatley is an economics writer and editor based in London. He was global economics correspondent for Reuters until November 2013. In the course of a 33-year career with the news agency, he reported from more than 40 countries and had postings in London, Frankfurt, Paris, New York, Washington, Tokyo, Singapore and Beijing. He attended many IMF, G7 and EU summits and reported on landmark economic events including the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s; the collapse of Continental Illinois bank; the 1985 Plaza Accord; the 1987 Wall Street crash; negotiations to create the euro; Japan’s struggle to defeat deflation; the meteoric rise of China; and the euro zone crisis.

Alan is the editor and co-author of the book The Power of Currencies, which explores the consequences of looming challenges to the dollar as the world’s pre-eminent reserve currency.

Expertise

  • International economic policy-making (G7, G20 process)
  • Chinese economy
  • Euro area integration

Experience

2013 - presentFreelance economics writing, editing and teaching. Clients include IMF, HSBC, EIU, Lombard Street Research, McKinsey Global Institute
2011-13Global economics correspondent, Reuters, London
2005-11China economics editor, Reuters, Beijing
2002-05Asian economics correspondent, Reuters, Singapore
1999-2002Asian economics correspondent, Reuters, Tokyo
1993-99Reuters, London. Firstly as chief lobby correspondent covering parliament, then as chief general news correspondent in the London bureau and finally as European economics correspondent covering the launch of the euro.
1990-93European economics correspondent and chief economics correspondent for France, Reuters, Paris
1987-89Senior economics correspondent, Reuters, Washington 
1983-87

Reuters, New York. Reported on US money, bond and currency markets, Federal Reserve policy and the sovereign debt problems of Latin America and other emerging markets. 

1981-82Trainee, Reuters, Frankfurt

 

Broadcast experience

Extensive experience doing live TV interviews for Reuters TV, CCTV, etc. Radio interviews include stations in the UK, New Zealand and Ireland.

Languages

  • English , French and German
  • The Power of Currencies and Currencies of Power, edited by Alan Wheatley, Routledge.