The Great Debate UK

from UK News:

A profound shift in party politics

November 19, 2008

David Cameron's decision to ditch a major Conservative pledge to match Labour spending plans pound for pound was hailed by commentators as an important step in the politics of the recession, opening up a clear gulf between the two main parties' economic policies but exposing the Tories to considerable risk.

from The Great Debate:

New economies want power before paying

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate--Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist, the views expressed are his own--

Anyone who expected the major emerging economies to write fat checks in exchange for being invited to the first G20 leaders' summit on rescuing the world economy will have been disappointed.

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Petrodollar drought another blow to banks

By J Saft
November 19, 2008

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

Banks in Europe and Britain, and their unfortunate would-be borrowers, face another blow as plunging oil prices tighten the spigot of petrodollar deposits.

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Reinforcing what? The EU’s role in Eastern Congo

November 17, 2008

Neil Campbell, EU Advocacy Manager of the International Crisis Group, recently returned from eastern Congo. Any views expressed are his own.