Noteby Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | August 27, 2014 With his third government reshuffle since taking office in 2012, President François Hollande of France has ditched the most prominent left-wing members of his cabinet and acknowledged that a “team of rivals” does not work for a weak president like himself. Facing record low approval ...
Noteby Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | August 22, 2014 European leaders are holding a special summit on August 30 to fill two remaining top EU jobs, and another long night in Brussels could be in the offing. Failure to agree (again) on a successor to Herman van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Catherine Ashton, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, would expose the leaders to justified ridicule. If they can’t agree on these posts, how will they manage Europe’s deep economic problems?
Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | August 16, 2014 Those who have lived in Calcutta, it is likely they ran into red and yellow mini-buses declaring “Indo-Japani Gate” as one of their destinations. I have never seen the gate and am not even sure where it is, but it was a landmark well known ...
Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | August 8, 2014 Though the world was quite shocked, India’s decision to hold the World Trade Organisation’s trade facilitation agreement to ransom was not a complete surprise. Yes, the Narendra Modi government was planning to reduce the minimum support price and shift to a cash-based subsidy system and ...
Noteby Daniel H. Rosen and Anna Snyder | August 8, 2014 How does economic reform relate to China’s future economic growth potential? How big a difference does the difficult undertaking of changing the rules of the marketplace make? The answer determines whether the risks associated with reform are really worth it. In our analysis of China’s ...
Articleby Pete Ogden | August 4, 2014 Pete Ogden is a Senior Advisor of Rhodium Group (RHG). This article was adapted from a article by the Council on Foreign Relations in August 2014. On June 2, U.S. President Barack Obama proposed the country’s first-ever federal regulation on greenhouse gas pollution resulting from existing power plants. The rule, ...
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