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Opinion

1 year ago

A mixed economic bag in 2019

After the synchronized global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the United States started to...
1 year ago

The mirage of a global euro

One of the great claims made for the euro was that it would rival the US dollar as a second global reserve currency. These hopes have failed to materialize....
1 year ago

France and Germany must change the game

Late last month, 56 years after French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the Élysée Treaty, the current leaders of...
1 year ago

Is Japan’s sun rising?

When I participated in the Chatham House/Daiwa Research Institute conference on the post-Brexit Japan-UK relationship in Tokyo last month, it was my first...
1 year ago

Empowering the African Union

When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in 1963, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, the bloc’s first president, issued a clarion call:...
1 year ago

Financial stability in abnormal times

A decade on from the 2008 global financial crisis, policymakers constantly assure us that the system is much safer today. The giant banks at the core of the...