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China Economics

Pressure Mounting on China’s Services Sector

China’s services sector has been instrumental in maintaining its economic growth as its low quality manufacturing advantages erode. Even so, signs of mounting pressure on the sector are becoming apparent.

Economics Europe

Italian fiscal policy: Anger in Brussels and Rome

On June 5th, the European Union began a process of opening Excessive Deficit Procedures (EDP) against Italy, which could culminate in a multi-billion Euro financial penalty.

Economics Europe

Russia: Michael Calvey’s shock arrest

Renowned investment mogul, Michael Calvey, is currently held in pretrial detention by Moscow authorities.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 11 – 17 March 2018

Putin set to win another presidential term. Special election in Pennsylvania provides political bellwhether. Bank of Japan releases meeting minutes. All in the Week Ahead. RUSSIA:  Putin set to win

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.

Economics Europe

5 reasons Russia’s banking system is heading for trouble

The bailout of two Russian banks will cost the country billions, reduce confidence in its financial system, and may be a sign of more trouble to come.

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.