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February 26, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Barclays South Africa South Africa and Barclays Africa

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The recent rumor of Barclays PLC’s potential sale of its African businesses has c…

August 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. The Trump Affordable Clean Energy Policy: Deciphering Emissions Math

This post is co-written by Daniel Scheitrum, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency do…

July 23, 2007

China
First Blackstone, then Barclays …

The alliance between the Chinese state – lest we forget, still a (nominally) communist state -- and the high priests of global financial capitalism is close to complete.    Goldman, Royal Bank o…

October 12, 2016

United Kingdom
The Royal Exchange in central London Understanding the Libor Scandal

The manipulation of interbank lending rates by a host of global financial institutions could have significant repercussions for financial markets, consumer loans, and regulatory policy.

March 16, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Play Office building Closing the Gap: Achieving Gender Parity in the C-Suite

Speakers discuss gender disparity in corporate boardrooms, and what businesses can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the global labor market.

November 28, 2017

Monetary Policy
Play Bogle A Conversation With John C. Bogle

John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.

July 26, 2012

Trade
Travelers walk through Union Station in Washington (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Amtrak's $7 Billion Revamp Plan for DC's Union Station

Amtrak proposed a $7 billion project to revamp Union Station (WashPost). The Washington, DC station that opened in 1907 is the train service’s second busiest, and its overcrowded tracks prevent furth…

March 23, 2012

Trade
A fuel-efficient Toyota Prius is seen in front of an oil pumpjack in Fellows, California in April, 2010. (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: U.S. Energy Extraction Grows as Consumption Declines

High oil prices, improved extraction technologies and declining demand have reduced U.S. dependence on foreign energy (NYT).  Demand decreased as the recession and higher gasoline prices led American…

July 10, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Manipulated, and What It Means More Evidence That LIBOR Is Manipulated, and What It Means

Barclays’ admission that it deliberately understated the interest rates at which it could borrow between September 2007 and May 2009 suggests grievous flaws in the widespread process of using LIBO…

February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…