Views Digest

January, 2015

  • 28 January

    Are Falling Oil Prices an Opportunity for Asia?

    Low oil prices seem to benefit most countries, even oil producers. As long as the price does not fall below the level that OPEC members can withstand, they still profit. For other countries, low energy costs should be beneficial to consumers and to most industries, especially the transport and refining industries.

  • 26 January

    Crimea’s Vanishing Religious Communities

    Re-registration requirements and other red tape are driving out priests, nuns, even visiting imams.

  • 25 January

    Why the Greek Election Is So Important

    Europe has its first far-left party since the financial crisis. What is Syriza and why does it matter? Will Greece really leave the euro? All your questions answered.

  • 25 January

    Asia’s Growing Ties with Latin America

    Asia needs commodities for its dynamic global factory and Latin America has abundant natural resources. Asia needs food for its large population and Latin America has fertile agricultural land. One of the new drivers for business confidence is the spread of free trade agreements (FTAs) between the two regions.

  • 21 January

    Europe and Muslims

    Far-right parties in European countries are increasing their share of votes and becoming more influential in the decision-making processes.

  • 20 January

    Putting a Price-Tag on Inequality

    America’s most typical adults would be three-times richer if the United States distributed wealth as equally as France does.

  • 17 January

    Immigrants Help Boost Economic Vitality: Report

    The study finds that immigrants play an essential role in business growth overall. Between 2000 and 2013, immigrants accounted for 48 percent of overall growth of business ownership in the U.S.

  • 14 January

    Europe’s Coming Battle

    Forget the false frame of the West versus Islam. It’s not historically or conceptually accurate, and the two are basically on the same side against the crimes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099.

  • 10 January

    12 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

    You can lose weight in absolutely natural way, if you become more imaginative about your eating habits and start exercising. Here are 12 foods that can help you shed those unwanted pounds faster.

  • 8 January

    Did U.S. Lose the War on Poverty?

    Fifty years on from the Great Society program, what has been achieved – and what hasn’t – in government efforts to reduce poverty.