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A Win-Win Route Out of the Greek Debt Crisis

May 11, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depthComments (0)

By Lester M. Salamon The Greek debt crisis has persisted for years now with no easy or clear way in which to resolve it. However, Professor Salamon from Johns Hopkins University argues that a win-win solution is possible by using the tool of debt swaps, which would allow Greece to escape from debt without defaulting …

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Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West

March 26, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson discusses his latest book: Ukraine Crisis: What it means for the West. He contends that the book is actually about three inter-related crises, the Russian crisis, the EU crisis and the Ukraine crisis and how crisis in each of


China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

March 26, 2015 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights,


Putin’s Russia: An Exemplary Case of Hyper-Extractive State

January 25, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Alexander Etkind Due to Russia’s geographic scale and military might, it amplifies typical problems of many petrostates from Venezuela to Nigeria to Iran. In an attempt to theorise these multiple problems Alexander Etkind introduces the concept of a


Putting Executive Pay in Context

November 26, 2014 • Americas, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By David De Cremer Before the financial crisis executive pay in the finance sector had skyrocketed; bonuses were no longer given to reward hard and successful work, but rather automatically – no matter what the employee performance was. Below David De


The Wind of Change Must Blow Waste Further up the Agenda

November 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom Climate change, a shrinking planet and the increasing threat of weather-related disasters are problems that are not going away, but we still have time to manage their effects and reduce the likelihood of environmental and public health


New Capitalism: A Holistic Approach to Development

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Interview with Jan Sturesson Jan Sturesson is Global Leader of Government and Public Services Industry at PwC. In the following interview with The World Financial Review, Jan answers some of today’s burning questions on sustainable development and argues


Sustainability: Getting Down to Business

September 26, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Interview with Nikos Avlonas As the Millennium Development Goals near their 2015 deadline, the role that the private sector must play in driving a global sustainability agenda is becoming clearer than ever. Below, Nikos Avlonas, founder and President of the


Is Effective Waste Collection the key to a Circular Economy?

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom As urbanisation intensifies and sustainability climbs higher up the global agenda, new solutions to old challenges are more important than ever. Waste management is one such challenge, but by investing in cleaner, more efficient


Toward a New Global Russia: Leaving the BRICS Behind

September 26, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, Europe, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International RelationsComments (0)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Olaf Groth While Russia’s growth in the early 2000s inspired confidence in its potential as a global economic powerhouse, falling international oil prices and foreign military exploits have slowed the pace of growth and