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Economics Europe

Struggling European economies contend with brain drain

Fuelled by debt crises, a lack of job prospects in several European countries is causing the highly educated to seek work elsewhere. This brain drain only further hamstrings struggling economies and leads to influxes of

Europe Politics

Populist Podemos will shape 2015 elections in Spain

With chronic unemployment, corruption and Catalonian secessionist claims already apparent in Spain, the rise of Podemos and its brand of socialist populism adds yet another level of intrigue to Spanish

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Tensions rise between US and EU tech companies

Amid a recent resolution by the European Parliament to break up Google, tensions continue to rise between Europe and American tech companies. What does this mean for Google, tech and

Economics Middle East/North Africa

EDA: Morocco overly dependent on trade with Europe

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: Recent trips by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to four African countries, however, suggest a shift in strategy towards African markets. In March 2014, King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Economics Middle East/North Africa

EDA: Trade diversification key to Tunisia’s development

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: Despite considerable progress with political transition, maintenance of heavy dependence on the EU won’t let Tunisia’s economy flourish. Being the birthplace of the ‘Arab Spring’, Tunisia was the

Europe Politics

Catalonia poll favours independence

Two months after Scotland narrowly voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, Catalonia took to the polls on Sunday to voice its plans for an independent political future. Catalonia,

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 Europe

Mixed prospects loom for Ireland’s economy

Ireland was the EU and IMF’s poster boy during the Euro crisis bailouts, but five years on, the Emerald Isle has not been rewarded for good economic behavior. When I moved to

Finance International

What low rates and high prices mean for investors

With few underpriced assets and interest rates at historical lows, do investors face a bubble or a stable– and unprecedented– leveling in markets? Spain, the jittering economy that recently prompted fears about

Economics Europe

ECB and Germany must learn to love inflation for Eurozone to grow

Even though the Eurozone is teetering on the edge of deflation, the ECB will not lower its rates. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) message to markets in the last year