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The ugly truth about Australia's economy

Australia has become a complacent economy in dire need of serious reform, but political short-termism is holding us back.

Economic Scene: Chinese Economy Faces Risks From Political Instability

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There is scant evidence that an authoritarian, undemocratic regime like China’s could pull off the kinds of reforms it is being called on to make.

In Troubled Times, the Federal Reserve Must Work for Everyone

Sign up here to get alerted when RJ posts a new segment on money and politics. It's been a chaotic few days for the world's markets. Recent events do not paint the picture of a stable economy guided by rational minds. Instead, the world of global finance looks more like a playground in need of adult supervision. Show More Summary

What is next for Brazil's faltering economy?

Carlos Pio, a political economist, discusses what is needed to restart Brazil's flagging economy.

How Lord Lawson Used Climate Denial to Stage His Political Comeback

The global economy was in a death spiral and Britain was at the centre of the financial tornado. The legacy of Chancellor Nigel Lawson – reliance on the deregulated and seemingly craven denizens of the City of London – meant Britain,...Show More Summary

China’s economy is starting to fray and ‘Black Monday’ is just the beginning

One-party states are rarely any good at admitting to any form of blunder. It is certainly the case with China’s prickly political leaders, who love to flood domestic media with… Continue reading The post China’s economy is starting to fray and ‘Black Monday’ is just the beginning appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

German foreign minister to travel to Iran in October

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday he plans to travel to Iran in October, sending a strong signal that Europe's largest economy wants to quickly rebuild economic and political ties with the Islamic Republic.

Lavrov: Era of Western Dominance in Economy, Politics Ending

The era of Western dominance in economy and politics is coming to an end, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

How the stock market slump is both good and bad for real estate

Every Saturday morning at Nate ’n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen, a group of older guys gather to gossip and chat about their families, their friends, politics and the economy. This past Saturday, the 1,000-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average was a hot topic of discussion...

20 different parties could contest Canada's upcoming election — including the 'Rhinoceros Party'

Canada has a federal election coming up on Oct. 19, and candidates across the board are busily unveiling political and economic policies. The incumbent Conservative Party is campaigning on the economy, while the Liberals and the NDPShow More Summary

The 5 most intense risks looming over the global economy right now

Security and political risks have the potential to upset the global economic status quo. The likeliness of these risks, however, as well as the degree to which they can shake things up, varies greatly. Taking that into account, the Economist...Show More Summary

Picking Apart One of the Biggest Lies in American Politics: “Free Trade”

How the Founding Fathers and successful advancing economies steered clear of manufacturer-destroying "free trade".

'Putin the Polite,' chilling hero of Russian souvenirs

MOSCOW (Reuters) - He may be in charge of an economy in crisis, but if mobile phone covers and souvenir mugs are a barometer of popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin need not fear for his political future.

China’s Economics Are All About Its Politics

China’s troubled economy has been in the news this summer for all the wrong reasons. First, there was its floundering stock market and the government’s heavy-handed attempts to right it. Then, last weekend came word that Chinese exports fell short of expectations. Show More Summary

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

Relocalization has the potential to increase political accountability and revitalize communities. But how do you make it happen?

Four Billionaire-Owned Chinese Stocks Boosted By China’s Currency Move

A weaker currency creates major political turbulence with China's leading trading partners, but short term, it could give China's economy and stock market a huge shot in the arm.

China devalues its currency in a shocking move

China’s surprise move Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about the world’s second-largest economy, whose growth has reached a six-year low. It may also fan political tensions with the United States and Europe, whose exports could become comparatively costlier. A cheaper yuan will benefit China’s products by making them less expensive overseas. U.S. […]

Greece Says It Has Reached Bailout Agreement With Creditors

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The deal in principal would provide for loans of 86 billion euros over three years in exchange for essentially an overhaul of Greece's economy. The accord still needs eurozone political approval.

Political environment not clear cut in Ireland despite economic recovery

It has been widely noted recently that the Irish economy is recovering strongly posting the highest growth levels in the EU. However, with an election looming in early 2016, the political environment is not as clear cut as might be expected and is beginning to reflect uncertainties in other parts of Europe. Show More Summary

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