By: Rakesh Mani NEW DELHI – Three years ago, as I walked through the densely populated slums of Mumbai toward my new teaching job at a low-income school, India’s extreme educational inequities were starkly on display. Muddy water flowed alongside ramshackle homes, and the stench of garbage was overpowering. When […]
By Ana Palacio MADRID – The uproar surrounding Ecuador’s grant of political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has obscured huge inconsistencies. Only by examining them can we understand what is truly at stake in the case.
Work on the St. George Port was suspended on Tuesday following what is being described as the accidental death of one of it’s employees earlier in the day.
By: Frank Schäffler and Norbert F. Tofall BERLIN – The G-20’s decision in November 2008 not to let any systemically relevant bank perish may have seemed wise at the time, given the threat of a global financial meltdown. But that decision, and bad policies by central banks and governments since […]
Trade and investment officials from the Caribbean, Europe and Africa have converged in London this week to seek ways to implement the Economic Partnership Agreement signed by most countries of the region in 2008.
By Martin S. Edwards SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY – If an international organization made recommendations for improving a country’s economy, and the country adopted fewer than half of them, the organization might seem like a failure. But an international organization should be judged according to the quality of the information […]
By Kemal Derviş WASHINGTON, DC – August has been a dangerous month in European history, but this year it could be the turning point for the eurozone – and perhaps for the world economy. On July 26, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, declared that his institution would […]