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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Germany: Last Nuclear Plant Shut Down

Germany's closure of its last nuclear power facilities amid potential energy shortages and rising prices due to the end of gas and oil imports from Russia.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

France: Macron Pushes Through Pension Overhaul

The 2023 Social Security Financing Adjustment Law raises the retirement age from 62 to 64, with a requirement that the retiree has worked at least 43 years; otherwise, workers must wait until they turn 67.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Companies Face Tougher Standards

Silicon Valley Bank and other recently collapsed banks all received clean bills of health from outside auditors raising the question of whether accounting standards themselves need to be reformed.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

China: New Premier Is Xis Yes Man

Li Qiang's lack of governing experience might be the very reason China's President Xi Jinping elevated him to such a powerful position.