Rethinking Robin Hood

COLUMNS Rethinking Robin Hood Angus Deaton | Published — Thursday 23 June 2016   International development aid is based on the Robin Hood principle: Take from the rich and give to the poor. National development agencies, multilateral organizations, and NGOs currently transfer more than $135 billion a year from rich […]

Catch up world, India has changed

OPINION Catch up world, India has changed By Prateek Khare, swissnex India, Bengaluru JUN 15, 2016 – 11:01 Stereotypes of India as a backward country are still prevalent, according to Prateek Khare whose job involves promoting the country as a destination for Swiss start-ups. In this article he explains what […]

80% of hotel rooms in Makkah reserved

ARAB NEWS | Published — Saturday 18 June 2016 Paid reservations reached 124,000 rooms, of a total of 155,000 rooms in the central area for the first 10 days of Ramadan. (SPA)   MAKKAH: Reservations at hotels in the central area in Makkah registered their highest operational capacity this year, […]

The improbable reformers

Jun 16,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Nina L. Khrushcheva Over the last few years, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church’s core message with passionate criticism of unbridled capitalism and a new, more progressive worldview. In the United States primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is doing much the same […]

A greying planet from north to south

By Duc-Quang Nguyen JUN 6, 2016 – 15:32 The ageing population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. If the phenomenon only affected developed economies in the past, now it has a worldwide effect. Pensions, health costs, lower economic growth … Through a weekly series of graphics, will help explain […]

US tax havens – the new Switzerland?

Family trusts US tax havens – the new Switzerland? By Kara Scannell and Vanessa Houlder May 9, 2016 – 09:14 What would the former US presidents have made of South Dakota’s status as a booming tax haven? (Keystone) After pursuing Swiss banks for helping Americans hide money, the United States […]

Imagining a new Bretton Woods

May 09,2016 – Jordan Times – Yanis Varoufakis The financial meltdown of 2008 prompted calls for a global financial system that curtails trade imbalances, moderates speculative capital flows and prevents systemic contagion. That, of course, was the goal of the original Bretton Woods system. But such a system today would […]


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