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Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East?

August 2, 2016 • Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International RelationsComments (0)

By Vladimir Popov It may well be that in the next decades, with the benefit of hindsight, it will be only too obvious how Russia had sidestepped its Asian opportunities until 2014. Russia is lucky to border China – an emerging world economic leader – but it has not benefitted from this proximity as its …

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Brexit and London’s Role as an Islamic Banking Hub: Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

August 2, 2016 • Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Regardless of the shocking referendum result, there are reasons for optimism about the UK’s role as a hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit environment. Sohail Jaffer explains. You might also like: The Duterte Whirlwind: The Reawakening

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Post-Brexit Africa

July 1, 2016 • Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In Africa, most scenarios will prove costly, particularly among those economies highly

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Brexit Adds to Global Uncertainty

June 30, 2016 • Dan Steinbock, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

Dan Steinbock discussed that UK referendum will foster substantial economic uncertainty, market volatility and political risk, which could lead London and Brussels back to the negotiating deal. You might also like: The Duterte Whirlwind: The Reawakening of

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Blame austerity – not immigration – for taking Britain to ‘breaking point’

June 27, 2016 • Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By David Spencer Immigration is at the heart of the Brexit debate and is quite polarised. On one side, the Remain campaign either ducks the issue or focuses on the benefits that immigration brings to the economy as a whole. On the other side, the Leave camp

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Britain votes to leave the EU, here’s what happens next

June 24, 2016 • Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Gavin Barrett The UK would be the first state to leave the EU but it is most likely that the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, will do the negotiating on behalf of the remaining 27 member states. You might also like: The Duterte Whirlwind:

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Asia Won’t Be Spared from the Brexit Waves

June 23, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Amid secular stagnation, Europe’s challenges have increased dramatically in the past few years, while new risks – particularly Brexit – have potential to trigger negative chain reactions, says Dan Steinbock. You might also like: The

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Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • Banking Innovation, Editor’s Choice, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Responsible Finance, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”

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The Convenient Choice: Investing in Solutions for a Better Future

May 23, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Responsible Finance, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (1)

Sasja Beslik is Head of Responsible Investments at Nordea Assets Management, one of the leading asset managers in Europe when it comes to developing the concept of Responsible Investments. In this interview with The World Financial Review, Beslik expounds on

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The End of Europe (As We Know It?)

March 25, 2016 • Columns, Dan Steinbock, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (1)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock As the Eurozone is amid secular stagnation, its old fiscal, monetary and banking challenges are escalating, along with new threats, including the Brexit, demise of Schengen, anti-EU opposition and geopolitical friction. According to Dan