Martín Guzmán shows a better way to deal with debt crises

Martín Guzmán shows a better way to deal with debt crises

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One of the major economic lessons of the past decade is that austerity doesn’t work. As Greece and myriad other countries have found, you can’t create growth when both the private sector and the public sector are cutting spending. The mathematics simply do not work. But, while politicians and the public have largely come to […]

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Climate talks break up with no agreement on carbon trading

Climate talks break up with no agreement on carbon trading

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The UN climate talks in Madrid ended in stalemate on Sunday, with the negotiations running two days overtime as countries squabbled over rules for a new global carbon trading market. At 14 days the talks, known as COP25, set a record for the longest-ever climate negotiations, but failed to produce any agreement about the rules […]

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Argentina to allow refugee Morales of Bolivia to make political statements By Reuters

Argentina to allow refugee Morales of Bolivia to make political statements By Reuters

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina will allow former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who arrived on Thursday and has been granted refugee status, to make political statements during his stay in the country, a top official said in an interview published Sunday. The statement by Argentina cabinet chief Santiago Cafiero contradicted Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola, […]

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Kindness in the workplace too often goes unrewarded

Kindness in the workplace too often goes unrewarded

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The other day a colleague arrived at work looking unusually pleased. “You wouldn’t believe what just happened to me,” he said, and before I could stop him he had launched into a peculiar story about a suitcase. He had a quite expensive one that he could not use any more because it had lost a […]

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Macau: lessons for Hong Kong from Beijing’s ‘good student’

Macau: lessons for Hong Kong from Beijing’s ‘good student’

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Just across the Pearl River from Hong Kong sits what the Chinese Communist party believes is a model for ending the crisis in Asia’s main financial hub: Macau.  The former Portuguese colony, which was returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago this week, was praised by a senior official on December 3 for having grasped the “spirit of the […]

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