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Blame Austerity – Not Immigration – For Taking Britain To ‘Breaking Point’

June 27, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, 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 focusses on the benefits that immigration brings to the economy as a whole. On the other side, the Leave camp focuses on its costs and plays into fears …

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

June 24, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, 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: Getting to Yes with

Asia Won’t Be Spared from the Brexit Waves

June 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Dan Steinbock, Europe, 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: Getting

Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Europe, Governance & Regulation, Responsible FinanceComments (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.”

The Convenient Choice: Investing in Solutions for a Better Future

May 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, 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

The End of Europe (As We Know It?)

March 25, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (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

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

March 25, 2016 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (3)

By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and Achilles, proved their valor by killing Amazon queens. But were Amazons mere fantasy? Thanks to archaeology, we

Paris Climate Summit: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, In-depth, Climate Change & Society, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steve Breyman In the aftermath of the December 2015 Paris climate summit, it’s worth reviewing the final agreement. The text serves as a Rorschach Test: there are wildly varying takes on its contours. Professor Steve Breyman provides his view of the

Luxury Taxation, Good for Economic Development?

March 25, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Patrick Imam Developing countries are struggling to mobilise resources to finance social and infrastructural development. The author argues that one avenue is to tax luxury goods more heavily, which could simultaneously tackle inequality and spur

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, International Relations, International Law, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian relief, many countries are reflecting the discomfort their electorates have with offering