Wednesday, October 7, 2015
For the fifth consecutive year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered (if only slightly) its forecasts for the growth of emergent countries, whose GDP expansion rate should be around 4 percent for the current year, one third of a percent down from the forecast in April.
Friday, October 2, 2015
The Globe and Mail
Eric Jardine, CIGI Research Fellow, writes on Dark Web Anonymity.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In the emotional debate in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal, both sides claim they do not want war. But their ways to avoid it are radically different. Republican presidential candidates, in their Sept. 16 debate, argued that Iranian leaders are so untrustworthy that any deal is foolhardy. They said Washington should walk away. Though President Barack Obama and many Democrats support the agreement, the GOP candidates, and many in Congress, argue that Iran will cheat. If they truly believe this, there is one thing they can do to help military strikes succeed: support the deal.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Miranda Xafa, CIGI Senior Fellow, discusses Greece's economic situation.
Monday, September 28, 2015
A year ago this month, amid much fanfare during the state visit to Ottawa by Korea’s President Park Geun-hye, Canadian and Korean governments signed the long-anticipated Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), following eight years of on-off negotiations. It came into effect on Jan. 1 of this year.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Kathimerini - Online
Miranda Xafa, CIGI Senior Fellow, addresses solutions for the Greek economy.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
So far, the Volkswagen scandal has played out according to a well-worn script. Revelations of disgraceful corporate behavior emerge (in this case, the German automaker’s programming of 11 million diesel vehicles to turn on their engines’ pollution-control systems only when undergoing emissions testing). Executives apologize. Some lose their jobs. Their successors promise to change the corporate culture. Governments prepare to levy enormous fines. Life goes on.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Investor-state dispute settlement — also known as investor-state arbitration, or ISA — is currently included in several thousand bilateral investment treaties as well as in an increasing number of regional trade agreements such as the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Miranda Xafa, CIGI Senior Fellow, and Tassos Avrantini comment on SYRIZA government borrowing.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Barry Eichengreen, CIGI Senior Fellow, comments on China's devaluation of its currency.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Globe and Mail
Dorothy Gordon and Nii Quaynor, members of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, discuss how the internet can help Africa.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
CIGI Director of the Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi writes an Italian-language op-ed ahead of the Think 20 Meeting in Ankara.