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Ethanol shakes up the energy mix

May 28, 2012

With oil prices rising ever higher, interest in ethanol as a green fuel is growing, with the world's largest economies – Brazil, China and the US – already involved in production.

Argentina takes another backwards step

April 23, 2012

Latin America seems to have finally freed itself from its failing patterns of populism with impressive economic results, but Venezuela and, more evidently, Argentina remain reluctant to play ball.

Missed opportunity at the World Bank

April 23, 2012

The appointment of a US academic to head the world Bank instead of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala shows how out of touch the institution is.

Shedding light on shadow banking

March 26, 2012

The rise of non-bank intermediaries in Europe is an opportunity, not a threat

Will North Korea change course?

March 21, 2012

Already North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un has taken a step forward and a step back in cooperating with the international community. Will his reign mark the beginning of a more diplomatic North Korea or just more of the same?

Global banks go back to basics

March 1, 2012

Investors appear to have lost confidence in diversified cross-border banking models, forcing banks to decide what they do best.

Libyans play economic waiting game

March 1, 2012

Amid the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of Libya's revolution, strong economic leadership of the country is yet to emerge.

Politics can still trump prudence

February 1, 2012

Regulators are making much of macroprudential tools to prevent future bubbles. But regulatory capture remains an obvious risk.

We need a rule book on how to fail

January 3, 2012

Strengthening the legal framework to manage an international financial failure does not make failures more likely.

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