Category Archives: Politics

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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Italy’s Election Results

Protest voting in Italy has created a new political landscape and pushed the country towards deadlock. With more than 90 percent of the votes counted in the country’s parliamentary elections (at 22:00 CET on February 25), the centre-left led by … Continue reading

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Italian Elections

Nice graphic from the Guradian, which illustrates five potential scenarios of Italy’s elections slated for Sunday and Monday.   We think the editors at Bloomberg nail it as Italians prepare to vote in one of their country’s most important elections, … Continue reading

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Seven common words coined by American Presidents

Source:  Dictionary.com Moment George Washington Early America was a hotbed of political discussion–and neologisms. In 1781, George Washington wrote about the early formation of the United States, “The present temper of the states is friendly to the establishment of a … Continue reading

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