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Commentary / World Apr 21, 2014

How to run the euro area

To manage the eurozone, a multifaceted approach is required to prevent a vicious circle of public- and private-sector deleveraging leading to weaker economic activity that in turn results in a further deterioration in banks' asset quality.

Commentary / World Dec 3, 2008

Sweden shows how to sell anti-protectionism

STOCKHOLM — The looming global recession has brought government intervention to save failing companies to the forefront of economic policy. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently warned U.S. President-elect Barack Obama against bailing out America's automakers, arguing that global competition has made their decline ...