The Eternal Russia
T&B’s Eric Kraus debates it out on RT – on the topic of Dutch Disease and other aspects of Russia and Russian energy!
Christine Lagarde is in poll position. Having put her name forward last week, the silver-haired French finance minister may well become the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Lagarde has, with a depressing inevitability, secured the backing … Continue reading
It is getting harder, politically. Finland and Germany have approved the bail-out of Portugal. But it is not clear whether both will vote in favour of the second Greek loan package, due this autumn. I still think they might, but … Continue reading
One of the great Statesmen of the 20th Century, Lee Kwan Yew interviewed by (the rather pedestrian) Charlie Rose: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11573