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Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

THIRTY years ago, Japan’s corporations seemed unstoppable. A lot has changed since then, as shown [...]

India’s Modi aims for growth through budget discipline

India’s Modi aims for growth through budget discipline

INDIA’S government is trying to stick to tight fiscal policy in the face of a depressed farm sector [...]

Chinese firms spending huge sums on investment abroad

Chinese firms spending huge sums on investment abroad

CHINESE companies made record bids for foreign acquisitions in the first quarter of 2016, focusing [...]

Economic conditions are sowing seeds for monetary policy change

Economic conditions are sowing seeds for monetary policy change

IN MARCH, the United States Federal Reserve kept its main interest rate on hold, while the European [...]

Getting inequality right

Getting inequality right

THOMAS Piketty captured something essential in the post-Lehman mood with his study of income and [...]

Productivity and education go hand in hand

Productivity and education go hand in hand

EUROPE is worried about low and declining productivity growth. Most politicians and experts have a [...]

Russia bets on import substitution to defeat Western sanctions

Russia bets on import substitution to defeat Western sanctions

AS THE Russian economy’s difficulties deepen, the government is developing a new strategy to boost [...]

Euro crisis looming again?

Euro crisis looming again?

AFTER Greece obtained its third bailout last summer, Europe turned its attention to other crises. [...]

China cautiously engages with the Middle East to protect its interests

China cautiously engages with the Middle East to protect its interests

BEIJING’S increasing involvement in the Middle East has important economic, diplomatic, and [...]

Europe again likely to duck the problem of troubled banks

Europe again likely to duck the problem of troubled banks

MANY European banks are in bad shape, and shareholders and bondholders are feeling the heat. With [...]

Fed’s policy may derail economy and bring collapse of dollar bloc

Fed’s policy may derail economy and bring collapse of dollar bloc

THE YEAR has not started well for global financial markets. Undoubtedly, one reason that stocks [...]

The emerging India-Africa economic axis gains momentum

The emerging India-Africa economic axis gains momentum

AFRICA summits are all the rage these days, including recent ones held by China and the European [...]

Key central banks in a mad dash to devalue national currencies

Key central banks in a mad dash to devalue national currencies

IT IS NOW apparent that over the past decade, central bankers have done a pretty bad job. By [...]

Chinese consumer market’s rise will not stop anytime soon

Chinese consumer market’s rise will not stop anytime soon

CAN CHINA develop a coherent, vibrant internal market and break its dependency on large state-owned [...]

Italy’s tinkering with jobs shows EU needs deeper labor reforms

Italy’s tinkering with jobs shows EU needs deeper labor reforms

PRIME Minister Matteo Renzi promised to turn Italy inside out, jump-start economic growth and [...]

With India growing fast, Modi-administrator struggles with Modi-reformer

With India growing fast, Modi-administrator struggles with Modi-reformer

AFTER his first 18 months in office, during which India’s economic prospects have brightened [...]

Latin American growth held back as leaders stumble

Latin American growth held back as leaders stumble

LATIN America has reached an inflection point. Recent developments suggest that parts of the region [...]

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

EAST Asia’s geopolitical future over the next 18 to 24 months will hinge on whether the Trans- [...]

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