Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wouldn’t a referendum on national unity make sense now?

We can’t quite understand why none of the relevant politicians in and outside Ukraine wants to discuss the option of a national referendum on unity in this post-revolution scenario. After all, it is clear that Ukraine cannot continue to operate in the same the way it has done ever since it reached its independence. Continue reading

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A young man’s ambition

Mr. Renzi’s toppling of Prime Minister Letta smacks more of past Italian power struggles than of radical change towards the future. Continue reading

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Don’t forget: The Swiss business model is unique!

The Swiss anti-immigration vote is a slap in the face of all conventional economic wisdom. And still, the Swiss economy might somehow get away with the new measure without hampering its growth prospects too much. Continue reading

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The Reform Pattern of the EU Debt Crisis reaches the Emerging Markets

The fall-out from the devastating sub-prime crash first forced the EURO-zone countries to augment their competitiveness. Now, emerging markets are being pushed into similar structural reforms. Continue reading

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