Monthly Archives: August 2013

Curtis S. Chin on the American pivot to Asia

Aug 16, 2013

Curtis S. Chin‘s latest blog in which he argues that “the American pivot to Asia must encompass a business, educational and cultural pivot as well” is a great read. Curtis opens by discussing the meeting of “two leaders whose political careers stemmed from tragedy” in Seoul earlier this year – the then President elect Park

Just back from another trip to China, leading economist Jim O’Neill believes the world’s second biggest economy is in good shape

Aug 11, 2013

Jim O’Neill, the creator of the BRICs acronym and former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, argues that China’s slowing growth rate is part of China’s plan to put its economic growth on a more sustainable trajectory. Writing in The Daily Telegraph shortly after his trip, he concludes that “while China’s slower growth is for real, most

Bronwen Maddox: “Obama must end aid to Egypt”

Aug 11, 2013

Editor of Prospect and expert on global politics, Bronwen Maddox gave her opinion on the current situation in Egypt in yesterday’s The Times. The article titled ‘Obama must end aid to Egypt before more die’ is well worth reading. Bronwen believes that the West’s “tangled and tentative” response to what she describes as “the worst

Lanhee Chen talks fixing Doctors’ pay and improving health

Aug 11, 2013

The former Policy Director for Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign 2012, Lanhee Chen is a fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. His latest column for Bloomberg, ‘Fix doctors’ pay and improve health too’ is well worth a read on the US medical care system. Lanhee opens his discussion highlighting that the current fee-for-service system

Alex Bell to talk at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Aug 11, 2013

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is “the largest public celebration of the written word in the world.” Started in 1983, it now occurs annually and is taking place this August from 10th-26th. With 700 events involving over 800 writers and thinkers from across the globe, it is expected that over 220,000 visitors will attend. This

Make a perk work with Philip Delves Broughton

Aug 9, 2013

Business and management expert Philip Delves Broughton’s latest column in the Financial Times is an interesting read. Philip talks about work perks following French bank Crédit Agricole’s decision to dramatically reduce travel and entertainments costs which has induced employees’ rage. He claims that this reaction “reflected the diminution in status of investment bankers more generally… they are

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