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October 24, 2012

Brazil
Brazil’s New Protectionist Mood

While a new round of U.S. quantitative easing will have a negative impact on emerging markets like Brazil, the country should not blame U.S. monetary policy for the structural flaws in its economy, s…

October 4, 2012

Sudan
Oil Diplomacy in the Sudans

A recent agremeent between Sudan and South Sudan to restart oil exports is likely to improve the macroeconomic situations of the countries, while paving the way for future negotiations over land disp…

September 28, 2012

Spain
Spain Doubles Down on Austerity

As the center of the eurozone debt crisis shifts to Spain, it could signify a potentially decisive phase in the EU’s management of the crisis, says economist Megan Greene.

August 2, 2012

United States
U.S. Drought and Rising Global Food Prices

Climatic conditions across the U.S. farm belt are triggering a rise in global food prices that threatens to fuel political unrest in developing countries, says CFR’s Isobel Coleman.

July 31, 2012

China
Silver Linings in China’s Slowdown

China’s global investment boom is slowing, which could affect its trading partners. But its economy does not have to be doomed to slow growth, says expert Patrick Chovanec.

July 12, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
Can Banking Plan Aid Eurozone?

A proposed centralized banking supervisor could help stabilize Europe’s struggling banks and increase vital capital flows within the euro area, says expert Domenico Lombardi.

June 27, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
Weighing an EU Banking Union

EU approval of a new proposal for a banking and fiscal union would help reassure global financial markets and alleviate the eurozone debt crisis, says Bruegel’s Benedicta Marzinotto.

June 20, 2012

Economic Crises
Did the G20 Help the Eurozone?

G20 members meeting in Mexico won a commitment on banking sector integration despite limited influence on eurozone politics, says expert Jacob Funk Kirkegaard.

May 25, 2012

Economic Crises
The Euro Crisis and the U.S. Economy

The U.S. financial sector is at risk of eurozone sovereign debt contagion that could potentially undermine the fragile U.S. economic recovery, explains economist Richard H. Clarida.

May 16, 2012

Economic Crises
Greek Tipping Point on the Horizon

Greece’s political turmoil is spreading fresh economic uncertainty. But it is wrong to assume an automatic exit from the euro or further sovereign debt contagion, says expert Iain Begg.