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Asia Pacific Power Brokers

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to implement difficult reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi will need to implement difficult reforms in order to fully bring Myanmar into the globalized economy.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters bond markets. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan.

Economics Europe

EU fiscal policy reflects broader tensions

The Eurogroup President’s proposal for an independent fiscal committee will not water down tensions between member states over fiscal policy.  Over the past 6 years, Europe has been dealing with

Europe Finance

Will Draghi’s QE work?

The ECB finally launched a larger-than-expected QE programme last week, despite German opposition and Greek elections. President Mario Draghi hopes that it will revive the eurozone and rebut deflation. Several

Economics South and Central Asia

When will India’s central bank (RBI) reduce interest rates?

Is the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Governor, Raghuram Rajan, behind the curve on interest rate reduction? Some members of the technical advisory panel of RBI and a few independent

Economics North America

Can monetary policy address U.S. long-term unemployment?

With Janet Yellen newly confirmed as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, investors are now parsing her testimony to gain insight on the future direction of interest rates.   One particularly interesting piece

Asia Pacific Economics

Thailand: Infrastructure or indictment

The future of the Thailand’s economy may well depend on the direction of the country’s judiciary going forward. The economic picture for Thailand has been overwhelmingly positive since the end