Analysis

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

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21 Jan 2015
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Region: 
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...

Nature vs Nurture: ‘The first EU Commission born in the EU Parliament’?

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29 Oct 2014
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

The new European Commission takes office on November 1 after its requisite run of confirmation hearings with the European Parliament. First Vice President-designate Frans Timmermans observed in his own hearing that the Juncker Commission was “the first Commission born in the European Parliament...