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    1. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Guest post: the World Bank's 'Doing Business' should pick a methodology and stick with it

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute In some media outlets, the publication of the 2015 Doing Business report by the World...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 28, 2014

      Guest post: could Putin's war be good for Ukraine?

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute One can only hope that Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, which has claimed, among...

    1. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      Guest post: the EU should extend visa-free travel to Ukraine

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute Can the European Union help Ukrainians get their country back on track?...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2014

      Guest post: Egypt's election over, what now for the economy?

      By Dalibor Rohac, Cato Institute Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s landslide victory in the presidential race, with over 93 per cent of...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2014

      Guest post: economic reform in Russia's shadow

      By Dalibor Rohac, of the Cato Institute, in Kiev Beside the professional security in front of the building of Ukraine’s...

    4. March 10, 2014

      EU and US pressed to drop dispute-settlement rule from trade deal

      Faced with an increasingly vocal opposition to a landmark EU-US trade agreement, a growing number of backers of the deal are...

    5. beyondbrics

      February 5, 2014

      Guest post: a Berlusconi in Prague?

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute It took Czech President Miloš Zeman 95 days since the parliamentary election to...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2014

      Guest post: is Egypt committing economic suicide?

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute How does one save an economy on the brink of bankruptcy? In Egypt, the answer seems...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2013

      The Rial -- "no longer a troubled currency"

      You might think “that’s a bit quick,’ but it’s happened. Steve Hanke from John Hopkins university, who runs the Troubled...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2013

      Further reading: Slow-venia

      Thursday’s nibbles from the beyondbrics team: FMs surge; trouble in Slovenia; Pilling on Xi; Rosneft-Novatek clash; and buy...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2013

      Guest post: how to end Egypt's subsidies addiction

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute Following the military takeover and the bloody crackdown on the followers of the...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2013

      Guest post: has the IMF outlived its usefulness?

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute In the weeks leading to the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2013

      Guest post: Egypt's biggest problem is economic

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute In Egypt, violent Islam is on the rise. This week, two bomb blasts in Sinai killed...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 10, 2013

      Argentina: dollarise the economy!

      Dollars in Latin America may be the currency that many people think in, but only Ecuador and Panama have them as legal...

    13. April 25, 2013

      US lawmakers consider fate of mortgage interest tax break

      The biggest tax break supporting America’s housing sector faced deep scrutiny at a congressional hearing on Thursday, as...

    14. October 19, 2012

      Believe the hype in hyperinflation

      Despite fringe commentators shrieking about imminent hyperinflation, it has failed to appear. The Fed’s announcement last...

    15. October 18, 2012

      WTO bans Chinese tariffs on US steel

      The World Trade Organisation issued a final ruling on Thursday that Chinese tariffs on imports of US steel were illegal, the...

    16. May 31, 2012

      Why Obamacare won’t help the sick

      From Mr Michael F. Cannon. Sir, “Imminent ‘ObamaCare’ ruling poses challenge for Republicans” (May 25) doesn’t quite capture...

    17. March 13, 2012

      Think-tank battle highlights US political divide

      Charles and David Koch, the billionaire US industrialists who have donated tens of millions of dollars in support of...

    18. beyondbrics

      February 14, 2012

      Russian elections: the XX factor

      On the eve of Russia’s March elections, Russia’s state-owned news channel has been airing regular presidential debates –...

    19. January 13, 2012

      History proves key role of ownership

      From Mr James A. Dorn. Sir, John Kay (“Capitalism is the wrong target – but we can refine it”, January 11) rightly argues...

    20. September 14, 2011

      Portugal demonstrates drug liberalisers not so deluded

      From Mr John Moore. Sir, Peter Sammons (Letters, August 30) writes: “Had western countries legalised narcotics we simply do...

    21. August 22, 2011

      Cash crisis drives USPS towards insolvency

      “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed...

    22. July 15, 2011

      Semantic flexibility holds key to deal

      As US budget talks paused on Friday, lawmakers stuck fast to their positions. Republicans adamantly oppose any new tax...

    23. May 25, 2011

      Worker retraining wrangle holds up US trade pacts

      Congressional approval for three US trade deals is being jeopardised by budget-cutting disputes, after the Obama...

    24. February 8, 2011

      Revolution began 30 years earlier

      From Mr James A. Dorn. Sir, Samuel Brittan (“Still they are fighting for dead men’s shoes”, February 4) rightly argues that...

    25. January 4, 2011

      Republicans hit at White House delays in filling top jobs

      Republicans, after two years of criticism from the White House for blocking government appointments, have started to...

    26. October 2, 2010

      End to farm subsidies would help poor

      From Prof Yeomin Yoon. Sir, There is an old saying: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish,...

    27. July 13, 2010

      Lower tax rates are the answer

      From Mr James A. Dorn. Sir, Michael Spence is correct to say that “America needs a growth strategy” (July 9), but he is...

    28. June 4, 2010

      Politicians compounded market errors

      From Mr James A. Dorn.Sir, Henry Kaufman, in his article “Prepare for change on Wall Street” (June 2), calls for “a new...

    29. December 14, 2009

      Government cannot take all the blame

      The financial meltdown of 2008 delighted the enemies of laisser faire. Westminster and Washington have resounded to speeches...

    30. December 13, 2009

      Financial Fiasco

      The financial meltdown of 2008 delighted the enemies of laisser faire. Westminster and Washington have resounded to speeches...

    31. The World

      November 13, 2009

      Black is white, Obama admin tells Asia

      By Alan Beattie, FT World Trade Editor Hoping to deflect anger during Barack Obama’s tour of Asia, his people have been out...

    32. May 22, 2009

      White House blogs on with data website

      The White House yesterday took an important step towards meeting its promise to use internet technology to make government...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2009

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Editorial: California dreamin’ The ultimate frontier state is...

    34. April 29, 2009

      Boost for Obama as Specter defects

      Barack Obama was presented with a timely 99th-day political windfall yesterday when Republican lawmaker Arlen Specter...

    35. January 26, 2009

      Please – no more guarantees

      From Dr James A. Dorn. Sir, I was delighted to see Meredith Whitney ask: “Why should the US taxpayer be forced to fund...

    36. November 20, 2008

      Fed guards against deflation

      The Federal Reserve is already engaged in unorthodox “quantitative easing” and should prepare for the possibility that more...

    37. November 20, 2008

      Fed takes up fight against deflation

      The Federal Reserve is already engaged in unorthodox "quantitative easing" and should prepare for the possibility that more...

    38. April 1, 2008

      Democrats keen to find cure for ailing market

      While Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, was unveiling his blueprint for regulatory reform yesterday, legislators were...

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