Articles / Rubric: Global

December - January 2014 | Global
Is the MIST a New BRIC?
After 12 years, the group of countries known as the BRIC remains one of the main drivers of growth in the developing sector. The pace has slowed somewhat in recent years though, and experts are pointing to a new group of potential leaders, known as the MIST. Are Mexico,...

December - January 2014 | Global
Germany Accused of Success
Angela Merkel, after a resounding victory in the elections, presented the new German government in December. The country is hitting record exports, but has incurred the criticism of the EU in Brussels, which blames Germany for the imbalance in the European economy.

December - January 2014 | Global
The Chinese Dragon Is Not Giving Up
Recently there has been a lot of talk about China losing its competitive edge, and that many large manufacturing companies intend to shift their facilities elsewhere – to India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and even Russia. In short, where costs are lower. But t...

November 2013 | Global
Will the Euro Fall by 10%?
There is a growing clamor in the Eurozone from those who believe that the euro is overvalued, and that this is blocking the competitiveness of European products on world markets. Arnaud Montebourg, a French government minister, said in late October that the euro should...

November 2013 | Global
Polish Plumbers Replaced by Romanians
In January 2014, European Union members will be required to open their labor markets for citizens of Bulgaria and Romania, which joined the EU in 2007. The potential migrants are already being perceived as a threat to the countries of Western Europe. As an example of th...

November 2013 | Global
Spain Is Aging Too Quickly
An aging population and rise in unemployment have brought to light a new negative trend: Social contributions from the working population are no longer enough to pay benefits to pensioners – at least not in the amounts they have grown accustomed to. Politicians a...

November 2013 | Global
An Environmentally Conscious China
If it is indeed a threat to us, the problem of Earth’s overpopulation is a long ways off. But signs of global warning caused by greenhouse gases and the depletion of the ozone layer are being observed now. China is responsible for most of the pollution on a global...

November 2013 | Global
Humanity is already exceeding the Earths renewable capacity
Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute in Washington, D.C., told WEJ in an interview about the repercussions of uncontrolled population growth, how overcrowding will affect macroeconomic indicators, and what needs to be done now to keep the situation from ...

November 2013 | Global
Overpopulation: Myths and Reality
Over the past 54 years, the Earth’s population has more than doubled, and according to a recent UN report, the next 12 years promise a new wave of growth. By 2050, the UN forecasts that there will be 9.6 billion people on the planet, leading to a rapid depletion o...

October 2013 | Global
A Country of Unlearned Lessons
Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford – these are names associated with the best universities in the United States. Universities in this country have long been respected and prestigious, and it wasn’t long ago, back in the 1990s, that no one could imagine t...

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