Commentary

IT deficit could become Germany’s undoing

The Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, is normally an occasion for German industry to celebrate its world-beating engineering prowess.

A warning from Sweden’s election

Sweden’s centre-right government has given its electorate lower taxes, strong economic growth and low public debt in its eight years in power. So its defeat in Sunday’s...

US keeping watch on Iran (and others)

US keeping watch on Iran (and others)

United States President Barack Obama’s decision to engage in a lengthy battle to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reorders the global priorities of his final years in...

Abenomics, European-style

Abenomics, European-style

Two years ago, Mr Shinzo Abe’s election as Japanese Prime Minister led to the advent of Abenomics — a three-part plan to rescue the economy from a treadmill of stagnation and...

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