from MacroScope:

EU thinks again on Mediterranean operations

By Mike Peacock
April 23, 2015

Amnesty International volunteers place hundreds of ships with the writing "SOS Europe" on the beach of San Sebastian in Barcelona

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit in Brussels in response to a grimly increasing death toll among migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from north Africa in search of a better life.

from The Great Debate:

The myth of China’s ghost cities

By Wade Shepard
April 22, 2015

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Thames Town, near Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Courtesy of Wade Shepard

Ghost towns tend to start as boomtowns, and contemporary China more than likely has more boomtowns than any other country in history. No economy has ever risen so rapidly and no place has ever built so much so quickly. This rapid growth has resulted in peculiar side effect: ghost cities, everywhere.

from Breakingviews:

China’s road to West is paved with bold intention

April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Sliding prices vindicate China’s growth worries

April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Why China’s President Xi Jinping isn’t Mao 2.0

By William Johnson
April 20, 2015

Souvenir plates bearing images of China's President Xi Jinping and China's late Chairman Mao Zedong are displayed at a shop nearby Great Hall of the People where National People's Congress will be held, in Beijing

Souvenir plates bearing the images of China's President Xi Jinping and China's late Chairman Mao Zedong. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

from Breakingviews:

Lightness of China growth is short of unbearable

April 16, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Slowing economy won’t alter Xi’s ‘China Dream’

By John Lloyd
April 16, 2015

A picture taken with a tilt-shift lens shows Chinese President Xi seen on a screen inside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the CPPCC in Beijing

A picture taken with a tilt-shift lens shows Chinese President Xi Jinping seen on a screen inside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

from Breakingviews:

China’s stock market is poor proxy for its economy

April 15, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

China index: Economy springs back, for now

April 13, 2015

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

China’s answer to Uber may be worth more than Uber

April 13, 2015

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.