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How will Europe work?

January 2, 2003

In theory, enlargement to 25 countries will give the European Union the critical mass necessary to challenge US economic supremacy. In practice, the EU has found decision-making increasingly difficult with just 15 members.

London calling

November 2, 2001

Henry Harington looks at the effect of September 11 on foreign banks in London, and finds many questioning their policy of maintaining all their operations under one roof.

Avoiding the fall-out

March 2, 2001

European and American banks will have to cut costs, deepen customer relationships and search for new opportunities in order to weather the US slowdown.

Asian ambitions survive crisis

January 2, 2001

Asia’s foremost statesman Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore from third-world backwater to first-world city in three decades. Now senior minister of the island state, he remains forthright in his views, here tackling questions on China’s stability, global banks and capital controls.

Efforts to increase dialogue

October 2, 2000

Concern is growing that promises of more IMF dialogue with the private sector may be difficult to meet.

What’s next for the multilaterals?

June 2, 2000

The recent Washington meeting between the IMF and the World Bank left the two more divided than ever and the multilaterals unsure of their role, says Karina Robinson

Euro's roots take hold

February 1, 2000

Just over a year after the launch of the single European currency, the prognosis is good. But if the euro is to thrive, governments must think long term, says Michael Blanden.

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