from Breakingviews:

Age shifts weaken global economy’s shock absorbers

February 10, 2014

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from The Great Debate:

Iran: More than Persia

By Brenda Shaffer
December 16, 2013

When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was campaigning, he promised the country’s many ethnic minorities to expand the use of their languages. Rouhani recently signaled his intent to keep that promise, by appointing Iran’s first presidential aid for ethnic and religious minority affairs, acknowledging the country’s minority challenges.

from Global Investing:

Russia’s people problem

December 13, 2013

President Vladimir Putin is generally fond of blaming the West for the ills besetting Russia. This week though, he admitted in his State of the Nation speech that the roots of Russia's sluggish economy may lie at home rather than abroad.  The government expects the economy to expand a measly 1.4 percent this year (less than half of the growth the US is likely to see) and long-term growth estimates have been trimmed to 2.5 percent a year.

from Breakingviews:

The lessons for China from Japan’s lost decade

September 3, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from MacroScope:

For workers, the long run has arrived in Latin America

August 19, 2013

The outlook for emerging market economies over the next decade looks more challenging as long-term interest rates start to bottom out in the United States. Here is another complicating factor: ageing populations.

from Breakingviews:

Two-child policy may be too late for China

August 9, 2013

By Robyn Mak

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

from Breakingviews:

Welcome to another year of the Great Stagnation

By Edward Hadas
April 2, 2013

By Edward Hadas

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

from Breakingviews:

Abenomics can clear Japan’s demographic hurdle

March 14, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from Breakingviews:

Singapore’s demographic engineering on right track

January 30, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from Nicholas Wapshott:

Is conservativism going extinct?

By Nicholas Wapshott
December 12, 2012

There was so much cacophony at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer that some unscripted remarks were not given the prominence they deserved. One of the most prescient, in light of Mitt Romney’s defeat, was this from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham: “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” Graham’s bleak demographic assessment of the conservative future was confirmed by David Bositis, of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, whose harsh verdict was that the “Republican Party base is white, aging and dying off.”