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January 27, 2015 Greek Election Reflects a Deep Divide in EuropeSource: NY Times
BRUSSELS — The Greek election not only strengthened opponents of austerity, it also highlighted a fundamental tension at the heart of Europe’s six-decade-long push to forge a closer union of democratic states: what to do when...
January 23, 2015 Market Structure Map - The CommitteeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The chief of the regulatory body overseeing our markets declares investors and issuers the essence of them and then bends to special interests and forms an advice committee constructed of sixteen intermediaries and observers, two...
January 22, 2015 How can U.N. measure if better governance programs work?Source: Reuters
Anti-corruption and governance programs sound like a good way to help countries develop, but measuring their impact on ending extreme poverty remains elusive, a new study has found.
January 20, 2015 Why China’s premier is making a rare showing in DavosSource: CNBC
In a rarity for Chinese leaders, Premier Li Keqiang will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos later this week, joining 40 other heads of state and government including François Hollande and Angela...
January 20, 2015 Swiss move shows euro is like a bad, bad marriageSource: CNBC
As the Swiss National Bank unlocked the doors on its cap on trading euros for Swiss francs, the rush to exit the euro was faster than one of those French bullet trains.
January 19, 2015 The Battle For Black Gold: Can Saudi Win'
gulfbusiness.com - In the longer term, Saudi officials likely calculate that lower oil prices will drive economic growth abroad and boost demand for oil,â Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at energy consultancy...
January 16, 2015 Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland TodaySource: Slate.com
Today, Switzerland's central bank shocked investors by abruptly abandoning its national currency cap of 1.20 francs per euro, which it put in place during Europe's rocky economic days of 2011.
January 13, 2015 How to make America's tax system fair for allSource: Fortune
Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Although it’s hard to argue against that, the U.S. tax code, instead of being certain, is excessively complex; both taxpayers and policymakers...
January 9, 2015 Why Everything You Know About The Financial Crisis Is Wrong
Forbes - Wallison, scheduled for release next week. Wallison, a former White House counsel and Treasury official who served on the îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî, lays out a startling tale of how the government...
January 7, 2015 Why Congress Is BrokenSource: Politico
And yet being in politics today often seems like being in the middle of the worst divorce you’ve ever seen, every day. The level of pettiness and small-minded meanness in political discourse is disheartening at best. It works...
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