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Marilyn Tavenner is about to make an unprecedented move: From head of Medicare, to the nation’s top lobbyist for private insurers — in just six months.
July 14, 2015 China May Tip World Into Recession: Morgan StanleySource: Bloomberg
Forget about all the shoes, toys and other exports. China may soon have another thing to offer the world: a recession. That is the prediction from Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management,...
Greece and the rest of the euro zone finally reached an agreement on terms for a bailout package early July 13, following tense talks that stretched through the night. Those talks centered on a package presented to Greece on July...
July 9, 2015 The times, they are a changin’Source: Larry Checco, Principal - Checco Communications
Question: What do Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), a bevy of Republicans running to be president of the U.S.A., and a handful of billionaires have in common?
"Whatever it takes," Mario Draghi's 2012 assertion about what the ECB would do to save the euro, best captures the all-powerful, self-aware central bank activism that's cosseted world markets since the banking and credit collapse...
July 7, 2015 Why the Greeks rejected Europe’s bailoutSource: Washington Post
Greece’s experience with the troika — the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Central Bank (ECB) — was an experiment in alien rule.
July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st CenturySource: Huff Post
The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...
July 2, 2015 Is Tsipras a genius?Source: Politico
“Who’s going to pull the snake out of the hole?” It’s a common Greek expression that means: “Which fool can I get to stick his hand into the unknown? Who can I get to take a risk on my behalf?”
Source: The Guardian
It seems bizarre when Europe’s leaders have finally started to acknowledge that the EU faces its greatest existential crisis since its foundation in 1957. But, at this fateful moment, those who supported British membership of the...
June 29, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Five warning signals for FinanceSource: Reuters
Finance needs to re-establish its role in serving the needs of an inclusive, sustainable economy. Policy and regulatory interventions following the financial crisis can help, by improving oversight and reducing dangerous levels...
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