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The Corner has a team of on-the-ground reporters in capital cities ranging from New York to Beijing. Their stories are edited by the teams at the Spanish magazine Consejeros (for members of companies’ boards of directors) and at the stock market news site Consenso Del Mercado (market consensus). They have worked in economics and communication for over 25 years.
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Adjustment Time for core Europe

France and Germany, the two core economies in Europe, need a correction like the rest of the eurozone countries. The French prime Minister Françoise Fillon on Sunday announced the second adjustment plan in four months, “ the most rigorous since year 1945”, whose aim is to obtain between six to eight additional billion euros. On the other hand, Angela Merkel confirmed that the German will benefit from a tax cut…




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Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions: Are we all Greeks? Yes, we are It’s not just economics, euro sceptics! Apple's sleazy secret police lose their leader Czech leaders, arrogant and corrupt how to get your ex back Three US economic misconceptions…



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Italy, under surveillance. Berlusconi, record-less

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will have to postpone again the release of his next love songs record, titled True Love, after the third European economy has been forced to accept a surveillance action by the IMF and the EU during the introduction of the country’s reform plan. Italy has committed itself to perform a work reform, relax the restrictions on the corporate sector, change the age retirement from 65…


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Enel Green Power’s Francesco Starace: “Spain is five years ahead in renewables”

Since its inception in 2008, Francesco Starace is Enel Green Power or EGP's CEO. On Thursday, the holding company, which has a Spanish branch with Endesa's renewable assets integrated,  celebrated its first anniversary on the stock market. Francesco Starace's comments about the sector in Spain are, to say the least, jarring, so we have selected (and highlighted) a few of his answers to an interview published in the financial newspaper…


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Enel Green Power's Francesco Starace: "Spain is five years ahead in renewables"

Since its inception in 2008, Francesco Starace is Enel Green Power or EGP's CEO. On Thursday, the holding company, which has a Spanish branch with Endesa's renewable assets integrated,  celebrated its first anniversary on the stock market. Francesco Starace's comments about the sector in Spain are, to say the least, jarring, so we have selected (and highlighted) a few of his answers to an interview published in the financial newspaper…


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Europe scores a win in the Top 10 Prosperity Index, but not the euro

Six European nations have made their economic way into this year’s Top 10 Properity Index, a worldwide assessment of wealth and quality of life, although only two of them belong to the European Monetary Union. Out of 110 countries, Norway and Denmark lead the rankings, ahead of Germany (15) and France (18). The Legatum Prosperity Index provides the world’s only global assessment of national prosperity based on both private and public finance,…