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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

King Salman travels to Moscow. En+ Group to issue IPO. Mercosur and EU talk trade. Pakistani PM Sharif may reemerge as party leader. All in The Week Ahead.

Finance North America

Activist investors: More harm than good

The role of activist investors in American boardrooms has grown in recent years. But the dilemma is whether they make a positive impact on a company or do more harm than good.

Economics International

Universal basic income: Can it work?

The fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive on income alone.

Asia Pacific Economics

Cambodia’s start-up culture blooms, despite hurdles

Cambodia’s acquisition of undersea communication capabilities comes at a fruitful time, as the country sees the creation of an emerging e-commerce and technology ecosystem.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Europe Power Brokers

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist Prime Minister

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Matteo Renzi of Italy. Since 2014, PM Matteo Renzi has brought new energy to Italian politics and has made it his mission to

Europe Finance

Will EU budget rule-breaking become a norm?

This month the European Commission published its assessments of the draft budgetary plans of Eurozone member states for the year 2016. They have already prompted rebukes from EU member states

Finance International

Is the time ripe for a new global reserve currency?

China’s push for the adoption of a super-sovereign reserve currency points to a possible larger role for IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The current international monetary system is a historical

Economics Europe

What about Greek growth?

Instead of spending energy on retribution for the Euro crisis, negotiations between Greece and the Eurogroup will be more fruitful if they focus less on debt and more on economic