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  • European parliamentary elections increasingly important

    Recent events in the Crimean peninsula have shifted the focus back onto the balance of power between global superpowers. While defence spending in the West has fallen in recent years, Russia and China have forged ahead in developing their armies. Europe now faces irrelevancy unless it can foster closer military and economic collaboration, says ECR Research.

  • Sunrise in Moscow creating silhouette of building


    On 26th December 1991, the Soviet Union was formally disbanded, closing a period of history which was dominated by the Cold War. In the build up to the collapse, then Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, launched a restructuring programme named Perestroika which looked to save the nation’s faltering economic system. In this article, we explore the finer details of the Perestroika programme, while examining the role it played in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the economic troubles of 1990s Russia.

  • Bright spots or black hole?

    As its members become ever more polarised as to what the solution to stagnant growth in certain member countries might be, Europe is facing an uphill battle to achieve some semblance of unity. With a growing debt burden and limited options available to address it, tensions are rising, says ECR Research.

  • Hippo peeping out of water

    Africa: the final frontier

    Although greater intra-African trade may not be a silver bullet for the challenges the continent faces, it does have enormous potential to boost growth and create more sustainable employment. In this article, we examine why trade flows between African nations are currently low, and ask what is being done to reverse the situation.

  • Mauritus

    Mauritius: aiming high

    Since gaining independence in the 1960s, Mauritius has evolved from a basic agricultural economy into a sophisticated financial centre. Up to now, the country’s growth has been steady but not stellar. So how can the country maximise its potential going forward?

  • Europe: a safe haven for investors?

    Despite a stable currency, the Eurozone economic situation still contains many hazards that have yet to be resolved. As a result, the region remains in a period of tension, which could quite possibly have a downward effect on the euro in the future.

  • Alan Greenspan

    For 19 years, Alan Greenspan was the single most important individual in global economic policy. As Chairman of the Federal Reserve, he oversaw the longest sustained period of economic growth in US history and, when he eventually stepped down from the post in 2006, it seemed that he had barely put a foot wrong. But then, just over two years later, the worst financial crisis since the 1930s erupted.

  • Is Citi right or wrong about Asia’s economic growth potential?

    Citi’s CEO for Asia Pacific, Stephen Bird, has predicted meteoric economic growth for both China and India, to become the largest and third largest economies by 2030. However, there are many challenges that still need to be overcome for this prediction to become a reality, not least intraregional tensions between nations.

  • Karl Marx

    “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!”

  • Irving Fisher

    Joseph Schumpeter described Irving Fisher as America’s greatest scientific economist, in spite of Fisher’s overly optimistic statement that the stock market had reached “a permanently high plateau” on the eve of the 1929 Wall Street crash.