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By Harold James - Aug 19,2017
It has been 10 years since the financial crisis went international.Until July 2007, the subprime mortgage crisis seemed like it was strictly a problem for the United States.
By Harold James - Jul 22,2017
With global leadership now in question, the G-20’s upcoming summit in Hamburg on July 7-8 could be the group’s tensest meeting ever.
By Harold James - Apr 24,2017
The centrist Emmanuel Macron’s success in the first round of the French presidential election is likely to re-energise Europe.Unlike the other candidates, Macron does not just recognise the need for radical change to the European Union; he supports bringing it through Europe-wide
By Harold James - Apr 05,2017
It has been almost a decade since the 2008 financial crisis, and the confrontational politics that emerged in its aftermath remain ubiquitous in the West.But despite similarities between the United States and the European Union, differences in how they address social, economic an
By Harold James - Feb 18,2017
The past year will be remembered as a period of revolt against what US President Donald Trump likes to call “globalism”.Populist movements have targeted “experts” and “elites” who are now asking themselves what they could have done differently to manage the forces of globalisatio
By Harold James - May 26,2016
Throughout the industrialised world, governments are rushing to hand out money to the elderly.Germany’s government has not only reversed an increase in the retirement age intended to make pensions more affordable; it has recently announced a 5 per cent increase in benefits, the l
By Harold James - May 10,2016
Democracy everywhere is facing serious challenges.The United States is gripped by the most bizarre presidential primary campaign in living memory, with populist outsiders threatening to topple established party machines.Brazil is paralysed by constitutional crisis.Europeans trace
By Harold James - Apr 11,2016
The British government’s recent announcement that a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership will be held on June 23 was quickly followed by a sharp drop in the pound’s value.Exchange rate volatility for the pound is bound to continue until the referendum, and to intensi
By Harold James - Feb 07,2016
The price of oil is often regarded as a sort of thermometer to measure the health of the world economy.
By Harold James - Jan 26,2016
The upcoming referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership in the European Union, almost certain to be held this year, could turn out to be yet another major catastrophe to hit Europe.If, as seems increasingly plausible, British voters chose to leave, the result would b



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