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Dubai Ports debacle will return to haunt an over-protective US

April 3, 2006

Protectionism and nationalism can only harm the reputation of developed countries that use them to retain the status quo.

Citigroup is sending out wrong message on corporate governance

April 3, 2006

Corporate governance standards in the industry are still in need of improvement – and shareholders will not be reassured by banks that combine the CEO and chairman roles, in breach of guidelines.

India’s policymakers must allow it to live up to its potential

April 3, 2006

Hyderabad is India’s fifth largest city and the 36th largest in the world. It is at the forefront of Indian development and fast becoming the country’s IT and biotech hub. It has a glorious history, and a rich culture and architecture.

Latam recovery looks solid

March 6, 2006

All signals point to the Latin American economic recovery being sustainable, as governments have increasingly demonstrated fiscal responsibility, argues Luis A Moreno.

Lessons from the Danish economy

March 6, 2006

Elements of the Danish labour market model could be highly relevant across Europe, says Nils Bernstein.

Retail is no longer the poor relation

March 6, 2006

Retail banking is showing impressive growth and demand from emerging markets means there is vast potential for more.

Mergers without frontiers are back on the agenda

March 6, 2006

The environment is ripe for continental consolidation this year and everything points to there being some mega cross-border deals.

Need for speed now entails pushing the boundary of physics

March 6, 2006

Who needs science fiction when the real thing is much more amazing? In this month’s cover story “Quantum Leap, Trading Faster Than the Speed of Light”, technology editor Dan Barnes explores how the demands of the trading desk for capacity and speed are bumping up against the laws of physics.

European reformation

February 6, 2006

The forthcoming Spring Council must end with stronger commitments on national reform than its predecessors if growth, competitivity and jobs are to be boosted in the EU, says Ernest-Antoine Seillire.

An opportunity to rethink strategy

February 6, 2006

Basel II offers banks the chance to take a strategic look at their organisation, say Paul Pilorz and Seth Thomas.

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