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Latin America Politics

Brazil elections: Rousseff and Neves vie for Brazil’s top position

The upcoming election for the Brazilian presidency is tight, pitting center-right Aecio Neves against incumbent Workers’ Party President Dilma Rousseff.  The results could have major consequences for Brazil’s internal market,

North America Politics

Midterm Series: Will independents determine US midterm elections?

The US 2014 will hold midterm congressional elections on November 4. Although the House of Representatives is essentially conceded to the Republican Party, the Senate is fiercely contested, and will likely end with

Economics Europe

Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Poland’s growing economy may soon stumble as Russia’s agricultural sanctions begin to bite EU markets. Poland, the 6th largest economy in the European Union and by far the largest in

Europe Politics

Is Luxembourg’s tax haven status in jeopardy?

Former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s election as president of the EU Commission could threaten Luxembourg’s long-held status as a European tax haven. Last Tuesday, the European Commission announced in its

Economics International

Argentina pushes for global debt restructuring mechanism

Argentina’s recent default has renewed interest in sovereign debt restructuring. And while developed countries still oppose the idea, placing it under the IMF may ease negotiations. Sovereign debt – the