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EU prosperity at stake in crisis disunity

By Paul Taylor
December 3, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The global financial crisis has been a stark reality check for the European Union, exposing divergences over economic policy and highlighting the European Commission's growing difficulty in enforcing common rules.

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Credit cards unkindest cut for U.S. consumers

By J Saft
December 3, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Government intervention or not, banks will be cutting up America's credit cards at an unprecedented rate, with grave implications for the economy and company profits.

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Dollar demise much exaggerated

December 2, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Perhaps the most surprising development over the last three months has been the surging value of the currency at the heart of the crisis. It is almost as if investors have responded to a fire alarm by running towards the source of the fire.

from FaithWorld:

Did climate change stoke past religious persecution?

December 1, 2008

A thought-provoking new book on Christianity's "lost history" holds that one of the central causes of 14th century religious persecution may well have been climate change. You can read my interview with author Philip Jenkins about "The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia -- and How It Died" on the Reuters website here.

Few British cheers for euro amid crisis

By Paul Taylor
December 1, 2008

paul-taylorPaul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The financial crisis has rallied support for euro adoption in many European countries outside the currency bloc, yet in Britain the discussion is so far confined to a few voices among the policy elite.

Is Ecommerce losing its immunity to economy woes?

November 28, 2008

Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnists. The opinions expressed in this column are his own.

Tough year ahead for UK plc – but longer term future sound

November 28, 2008

Peter Hemington is a Corporate Finance Partner at BDO Stoy Hayward. The views expressed are his own.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Mumbai attack and Obama’s plans for Afghanistan

November 28, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As if the challenge facing President-elect Barack Obama of stabilising Afghanistan was not difficult enough, it may have just got much, much harder after the Mumbai attacks soured relations between India and Pakistan -- undermining hopes of finding a regional solution to the Afghan war.

from The Great Debate:

Light at the end of the tunnel

November 28, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own --

After more than a year of denial, misdirected policies and a steadily worsening outlook, the past fortnight has witnessed a marked improvement. For the first time, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic that the economy faces a recession rather than a prolonged slump, and recovery could get underway in H2 2009.

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Even UK guarantee can’t stop housing crash

By J Saft
November 28, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Britain needs to reflate its mortgage markets to save its economy and its banks. Problem is, few want to borrow and there is precious little money to lend.