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Iran and Cuba's warm welcome could run cold

Major progress has been achieved in the reconciliation between the US and its old adversaries, Cuba and Iran. But there are many hurdles to be overcome before normal relations are restored.

An era of common sense? Here's hoping...

Now that the effects of the crisis are settling, it is time for new, sensible rules to prevent banks from getting into trouble again.

A stock market intervention too far in China?

The intervention of the Chinese government when the country's stock market lost more than one-third of its value in mid-June did not surprise many people, but the timing and manner of the action has disappointed some.

Greece and the eurozone need the IMF to act

The International Monetary Fund has gradually found its voice in the years since its participation in the Greek bail-out of 2010. Now it must go further.

Tough at the top for China

China's rise to the economic ascent will not be without its hiccups, as the country must negotiate the transition from an investment- to a consumption-driven economic model and put its local government expenditures into check.

EEU integration faces uncertain times

The Eurasian Economic Union is an ambitious project at a difficult time.

CEE caught between eurozone bulls and Russian bears

Countries in central and eastern Europe are being split in terms of their economic outlook, with Russia in deep recession but other countries benefiting from the low oil price. 

Boosting business, African style

Regional payments systems will help bolster Africa's developing financial infrastructure.  

Nigeria's election calm: good news for Africa?

The smooth transition of power in Nigeria bodes well for better governance across the continent.

Banks and regulators need to catch their breath

The banking industry is asking regulators to pause to assess the impact of all reforms undertaken in the post-crisis environment. And not before time.

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