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Francois Hollande fails to drive through French economic reform

Francois Hollande fails to drive through French economic reform

BRUSSELS is becoming more critical of France’s inability to control its public finances. Some [...]

China leads the world’s e-commerce revolution

China leads the world’s e-commerce revolution

CHINA has more internet users than the entire population of the United States. And its retail [...]

Counting the cost of global corruption

Counting the cost of global corruption

CORRUPTION is everywhere across the globe, according to an index from Transparency International. [...]

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

UNEMPLOYMENT has taken a heavy toll as the economies of major developed countries have suffered [...]

Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

THE DOLLAR - euro exchange rate was close to 1.40 in May 2014. Today it is between 1.26 and 1.27. [...]

Russia fights sanctions by buoying economy with tough spending cuts

Russia fights sanctions by buoying economy with tough spending cuts

THE EUROPEAN UNION will not ease sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told [...]

Boko Haram terror stunts education and economy in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram terror stunts education and economy in northeast Nigeria

ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS BOKO HARAM poses a major threat to Nigeria. But while the political and [...]

China faces big decisions as it reforms its taxes

China faces big decisions as it reforms its taxes

CHINA’s taxation system has developed rapidly in the 35 years of transition from state-controlled [...]

Private sector leads India’s advance into Latin American markets

Private sector leads India’s advance into Latin American markets

JAPAN and China have been the main players in Latin America’s growing trade with Asia in recent [...]

Stock prices in Europe defy doom and gloom experts

Stock prices in Europe defy doom and gloom experts

FINANCIAL experts have warned investors of a forthcoming explosion of stock exchange bubbles since [...]

More bad news for Hollande and French economy

More bad news for Hollande and French economy

THE IMAGE of French President Francois Hollande standing alone and soaked to the skin with his [...]

EU economic crisis paves way for technocrat ministers

EU economic crisis paves way for technocrat ministers

ITALY has led the way in a variety of fields in the European Union’s history. It was the first [...]

Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

EUROSCEPTICS in the European parliament have had little impact so far, three months after their [...]

Sanctions: Russia takes more pain but EU will fail to gain

Sanctions: Russia takes more pain but EU will fail to gain

THE WAR of sanctions and counter-sanctions between Russian and the European Union has erupted at a [...]

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

AMERICA is growing, Western Europe is stagnant, China and most of East Asia is expanding relatively [...]

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

ITALY’S flamboyant Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to introduce crucial reforms which would [...]

China's economic future: from Communism to consumerism

China's economic future: from Communism to consumerism

CHINA’S economy is growing more slowly as it enters a period of more complex reform and [...]

More bailouts likely despite calls for economic rigour

More bailouts likely despite calls for economic rigour

RECESSION is over in Western economies and many are recovering slowly - some at a disappointingly [...]

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