business / finance

Germany

How The Pandemic Pushed Up Prices On Some Luxury Goods

Rather than offer discounts, high-end brands like Chanel are asking even more for their products....

Mexico

PEMEX And The President: AMLO Must Take On Mexico's Oil Giant

If the López Obrador government really wants to restore the state oil firm's status as a c...

United Kingdom

Iran's Deepening Isolation On The World Stage

The Islamic Republic foreign minister made a series of trips recently to shore up support among h...

France

Rent Due: What COVID-19 Could Mean For Real Estate Market

Real estate markets are starting to stir from their Covid-induced slumber. After months of plummeting listings and frozen transactions, new deals are finally being made and prices have begun to ...

China

China's Ticking Time Bomb Of Mass Unemployment

Containing the COVID-19 outbreak came at a huge cost in terms of earnings and employment. And no ...

India

Why Modi's Big-Money Stimulus Package Isn't What It Seems

-Analysis- NEW DELHI — In a discussion on NDTV about the contents of the third tranche of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stimulus package for the economy, Yogendra Yadav, one of India's ...

France

Bring It Home: A Post-Pandemic Recipe For "Reshoring" Industry

-OpEd- As the COVID-19 crisis swept its way across France, some of the products people needed the most — masks, respirators and key electronic components — simply weren't available. ...

France

Angela Merkel, Last Act For Europe's Super Middle Manager

"The nation-state on its own has no future... " Angela Merkel's apparently ominous declaration in late May was actually part of what might be the strongest vote of confidence in recent memory ...

France

How The Pandemic Hooked A Nation On Teleworking

In France more than anywhere else, employees seem to find it difficult to give up teleworking to ...

Germany

How The Pandemic Is Helping Reinvent Food Production

Globalized supply chains may be good for businesses, but they're not always ideal for consumers, ...

Poland

COVID-19 Be Damned: How Poland Is Beating Another Crisis

Compared to other EU member states, Poland was barely affected by the international financial cri...

France

Long Hours, Low Morale: The Hidden Toll Of Teleworking

Working remotely has its advantages. But it can also be tricky to manage, as countless people pus...

Germany

Germany's Economy Is A Bigger Risk Than Ever For EU Stability

Germany has the resources to weather the storm, but not everyone in Europe is convinced that's a ...

Colombia

What The Pandemic Teaches Us About Debt

Colombia is a prime example of how overspending and indebtedness leave little room for error, and...

Greece

Pandemic Dilemma: Save Summer Tourist Season Or Take No Risks?

Last year 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally. In 2020, with borders closed and airplanes grounded, the tourism industry has been decimated and its recovery could ...

South Korea

UBI, One-Off Crisis Relief Or An Economic Revolution?

Known as UBI, Universal Basic Income has been a dream of progressive economists. Now it is effect...

Egypt

Exposed And Expendable: Tough Times For Egypt's Delivery Drivers

CAIRO — Like many other laborers, delivery workers are not able to practice social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the service they provide helps protect ...

France

Why France Is Moving Too Slowly To End The Lockdown

The health crisis is real. But so too are the economic costs of an extended lockdown, which will ...

Brazil

The Economic Ripple Effect Of Chinese Supply Chains

The auto and electronics sector in Brazil is a prime example of how manufacturers around the worl...

India

For The Economy, Lockdown Is Worse Than War

A view from India on the prospects of major upheaval in the short-term and the possibility of a l...

France

The Coronavirus Economy: How Bad Will It Get?

The epidemic, and the weapons being used to fight it, are having devastating effects on the econo...

Russia

Tumbling Oil Prices Couldn't Have Come At A Worse Time

The OPEC-Russia oil spat that has provoked stock-market panic may prove the last straw for a worl...