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By Raul de Sagastizabal On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Trans-Pacific Partnership outside WTO and without China

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has failed. In December, the Doha Round is turning ten years old, with nothing to celebrate[i]. Formal negotiations of the Round expired in 2005, without any agreement, and informal More...

By Michael Walsh On Friday, December 9th, 2011

Revolutions are Revolting

Revolutions are rarely what they appear to be. There was precious little Russian participation in the Russian Revolution. Let’s instead call it what it was; the hijacking of a nation by mostly non-Russian armed More...

By Raul de Sagastizabal On Monday, November 28th, 2011

Argentina: The vulture funds

In 2002, Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), floated the idea that countries can go bust, advanced her opinion about a possible international mechanism of sovereign More...

By Michael Walsh On Monday, November 28th, 2011

Don't Panic, Don't Panic Just Yet

Channel 4 TV was not irresponsible when it set out a ‘what if’ scenario should the collapse of the euro in an EU member state trigger a chain reaction leading to the currency’s collapse. Certainly it is speculative More...

By Raul de Sagastizabal On Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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Euro crisis: It is time for European debt restructuring. Will Europe dare to undertake it?

Euro-zone weights a new plan to face the crisis, which will be discussed during the Brussels European Summit, and for which Europe expects to receive support from their G-20 colleagues, in the next Group meeting, More...

By Michael Walsh On Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The Arms Industry Will be Pleased

Of recent there have been reams of newsprint devoted to the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan; and its cost, not the least in human lives. Who profits is to be found in the small print. With escalating More...

By Raul de Sagastizabal On Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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The IMF Cultures – Is time ripe to abandon the IMF?

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By Raul de Sagastizabal On Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IMFs Forecast Mistakes are not Trivial

The storm that threatens the global economy has been raging ever since the toxic assets crisis started five long years ago. That crisis has not ended, or receded, but transformed into multiple crises: from fiscal More...

By Raul de Sagastizabal On Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

United Kingdom Proposes an Unprecedented Banking Reform

The United Kingdom proposes to reform its internal banking system and split the retail bank from the investment bank. viagra gel viagra cheap fast shipping The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB)[i] has just More...

By Raul de Sagastizabal On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Dark Clouds over the Global Economy

By Raul de Sagastizabal cheap viagra cialis india The downgrade of American bonds along with the problems of the European over-indebtedness increases the fear of a recession or a sharp slowdown in the global economy. prednisone More...

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