PRAGUE | The EU-US trade deal will bring benefits to both sides, but will pose challenges to the internal trade for both sides, plus harm the economies of other countries, writes Martin Tlapa following the publication of a report by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
MADRID | By Carlos Díaz Guell | Analysts in Madrid expect that the investigation over the causes of the Santiago accident will have made public its conclusions before the Brazilian government awards the project.
MADRID | All the “Great Depression” stories show how both the governments’ blindness and central banks made the crisis last longer. So it does makes sense that in the current crisis both governments and central banks have been active to take measures, although not necessarily successful and effective. However, the ECB has been less belligerent than other bankers and its members don’t hold homogeneous positions.
BEIJING | For Chinese economic magazine Caixin, well-managed sovereign investment companies are a trend China would do well to follow, given the size of the country’s foreign exchange reserves.
MADRID | By David Fernández, financial analyst | According to a JP Morgan report, natural gas prices in the US are at least 50% cheaper than in the UK and just a third of what Germans pay.
SAO PAULO | By Marcus Nunes | Friedman was right to claim how easy it would have been to avoid the depression, given how easy it was to turn the economy around. Today, on the other hand, we are content with remaining ‘depressed’.
BANGALORE | By Srikanth Vasuraj | 2014 is when over a billion people in the world’s largest democracy will vote to elect their next government. Who is it going to be this time? What surprises will the voters throw up?
By Andy Xie via Caixin Magazine | The monetary policies of major economies are diverging for the first time since 2008. The euro zone, Britain and Japan are sustaining quantitative easing, while the United States, China and other major emerging economies are on a tightening path. The divergence is creating trends in some markets, volatility and confusion in others.
By Ray Kwong | Pew Research asked nearly 38,000 individuals in 39 countries a simple question: Which comes closest to your view: China will eventually replace the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower; China has already replaced the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower; or China will never replace the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower? Depending on where you sit, their answers are surprising.
LONDON | By Commonwealth Correspondent Osmi Anannya | Profit making companies are permitted to operate publicly funded schools in both Sweden and the USA. Private sector investment could really help here by both building and operating schools.