Analysis

Why Iran may need to open quickly if Iran is to open up at all

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15 Apr 2015
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Multilateral

The political framework agreed by Iran and the P5+1 on 2 April is a major milestone towards a comprehensive nuclear deal that could stop a military conflict in the Middle East and open up Iran’s large consumer market and energy sector to outside investment. The negotiators still have much work...

Spain: four party politics

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2 Apr 2015
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EU/Eurozone

At the end of 2015 the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy will face re-election. Andalusia’s regional elections last week provided further evidence that this will not be a two, but rather a four party contest. Rajoy’s government already faces a big problem of converting a creditable economic...

An Uber problem with Chinese characteristics: Beijing and the market for taxis

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21 Jan 2015
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Asia

Strikes by taxi drivers against disruptive taxi apps such as Uber have become a common occurrence around the world in recent months, including last week across a number of major cities in China. However in China, striking taxi drivers were not protesting against but for a freer market. Their...