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A Reform Agenda for Post-Brexit Europe

September 29, 2016 • Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (1)

By Andrea Montanino, Lilac Peterson, & Álvaro Morales Salto-Weis Following Brexit, it is even more important that the European Union focus on further integration. It can do this by completing the Digital Single Market and the Capital Markets Union, concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), pursuing a larger European budget,

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What does the EU Stand for: Globalisation or Universalism?

September 23, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World PoliticsComments (0)

By William Hawes The EU now stands for globalisation and all its discontents. The dreary, neoliberal perspective of leaders must be replaced for Europe to thrive and maintain global influence. By embracing universalism, the roots of world conflict can be


Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East?

September 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


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: US Electoral Politics and the Illusion


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


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: US Electoral Politics and the Illusion of


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


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: US Electoral Politics


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:


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.”