Every year Montreal Exchange hosts a derivative conference in late November. This year was the 17th annual meeting. I was invited to join the macro-economic panel to discuss.
The 2016 US presidential election, probably the longest political reality show in the world, finally reached its dramatic climax yesterday and will put Donald Trump in the White House. In the end it was not so much a contest to determine who was the more popular candidate but rather a competition to see who was less unpopular; it was, as one political commentator mused, “a race to the bottom”.
No matter who wins the US election, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the president will be a weak leader facing opposition from their own party as well as others.
The oversupply of oil in the world market, maturing oilfields, and the low price environment are some of the economic challenges that Norway is currently facing. In order to overcome them, Norway needs to diversify its economy.
On 20 October 2016, [Parliamentarians for Global Action] PGA in consultation with the World Coalition against the Death Penalty (WCADP), launched a Parliamentary Factsheet on the Death Penalty and Terrorism-Related Offences.
Hosting international summits inevitably offers a country the opportunity (if managed well) to lead the agenda and provide leadership to the meeting; enhance the role of the institution in serving its members and providing global public goods; and, in doing so also advance its own national, regional and global interests and standing. While India might have sought to achieve these objectives in hosting the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Goa, the results are at best mixed and disappointing at worst.