Category Archives: Politics

What’s the big deal with the election? – WashPost

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Francis Fukuyama on “Political Order and Political Decay” – Economist

The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1rG5Dxx (click here if video is not observable)

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Bikers unexpected role in Brazilian election – FT

São Paulo’s army of motorbike couriers have been dragged into a bitter war over the city’s public transport, one of the biggest issues affecting October’s presidential and local elections. The FT’s Samantha Pearson reports on their unlikely entry into the … Continue reading

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Argentina’s populism – FT

As President Cristina Fernández’s rule appears to be coming to an end, investors are hopeful this will spur economic reform. FT comment editor Fred Studemann asks LSE’s Alejandra Irigoín and FT deputy emerging markets editor Jonathan Wheatley if change is … Continue reading

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The 3 key German election issues – Reuters

Big election in Germany this weekend.  Here’s Reuters who does a good job summarizing   how things may workout for Frau Merkel. Sept. 20 – German voters go to the polls on Sunday. Breakingviews tells us what the three main issues … Continue reading

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Merkel’s Bavarian boost ahead of German election

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Angela Merkel: The mother and the monster – Economist

Demonised across Europe for her determined enforcement of austerity, Germany’s chancellor remains overwhelmingly popular at home and looks likely to win the upcoming election. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Italy’s New Government

Stratfor Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses how Italy’s new government could bring some short-term stability to the country, but long-term challenges will remain. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Napolitano re-election helps Italian stocks and bonds

Hopes of an end to two months of political deadlock had a positive effect on Italy’s financial markets on Monday. http://www.euronews.com/ (click here if video is not observable)

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Headache for head of state as Italian politics fails..again

Here is something we really need to monitor and keep on our radar.  The potential for an outsized political or geopolitical shock is growing and not just in Italy. (click here if video is not observable)

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