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Economics Europe

European monetary policy faces another crisis: Is the ECB effectively leading the way?

In a little over a decade the European Central Bank found itself fighting three considerable crises: the Great Recession in 2008, the sovereign-debt crisis in 2011-2012 to today’s pandemic-induced recessions. The Euro is a project without precedent and under Mario Draghi the ECB was a leading actor in world monetary policy. In 2019, Christine Lagarde became the new president of the ECB.  How does she compare?

International Politics

The Week Ahead: 23-29 September

Crucial referendum in Macedonia. Fed likely to raise interest rates in US. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics North America

The modern worker’s dilemma: why are wages falling?

With U.S. economic growth strong and unemployment low, policymakers and economists alike are asking themselves: Why are wages falling?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 21 – 27 January 2018

Meeting in Davos to unite several world leaders and financial experts. Cape Town restricts water use. Secretary Tillerson travels to EU to discuss Iran.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

India to host Nepalese Prime Minister as tensions continue over Doklam. UK releases more Brexit position papers. Jackson Hole Summit. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK digests the impact of a new coalition arrangement. South Korea hosts second AIIB summit. Federal Reserve discusses 2017 rate hike. All in The Week Ahead.  UK digests the impact of a

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Dutch elections test Europe. Fillon tries to stabilize the French center right. Federal Reserve likely to raise rates. All in The Week Ahead.

Finance North America

Under Trump, the national debt has the potential to grow

Donald Trump faces a myriad of problems upon inauguration this month. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt.

Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Economics Finance

Mergers under threat: AT&T and beyond

A host of problems facing the AT&T / Time Warner merger highlight potential hurdles for future large mergers and acquisitions. On Oct 22, 2016, telecommunications major AT&T announced plans to