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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Bernanke: In Praise of Bernanke

Bernanke: The Visible Hand For Ben Bernanke, a rocky eight-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board is ending...

Country Report

Bring On The New Russia

COUNTRY REPORT By Justin Keay As investors query what will happen in Russia’s economy over the near term, the long-term outlook is improving as the business environment is liberalized. Russia will be at the center of world ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Terminal Velocity: Brazil Sells Airports

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP By Antonio Guerrero Two international consortia won the latest round of Brazilian airport privatizations, in deals totaling $9 billion. One consortium, which includes Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and Singaporean airport operator Changi, paid $8.24 ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The Most Unpopular Man In Bali?

NEWSMAKERS KA Badarinath World powers represented by US, EU and Japanese trade ministers openly disliked him. They held 60-year-old Indian trade minister Anand Sharma squarely responsible for holding up the World Trade Organization’s Doha Development Agenda discussions at ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The Return Of Ratings Shopping?

MILESTONES By Luca Ventura The announcement came early in November. Expressing the intention to break the monopoly of the Big Three in the financial ratings industry, credit ratings organizations from five countries proclaimed the launch of ARC Ratings, ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

An Odd Twist In The Geopolitics Of Gas

Global energy markets are attending closely to recent natural gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean and their implications for the availability and pricing of energy resources.