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Europe is worried about low and declining productivity growth. Most politicians and experts have a simple solution: more high-tech investments and more education, especially for young people. But it is questionable whether this proposed fix is realistic or will bring about the desired outcome. The educational visions that...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
Recent polls indicate that more Swedes now want their country to join Nato than those who want it to remain outside the alliance. In the Swedish political landscape, this represents something of an earthquake, upsetting a traditional consensus on non-alignment. And it is the obvious result of mounting pressures from Russia. But Nato membership is likely far off – a...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Greater Chinese electronics giant Hon Hai - a major supplier of Apple’s iPads and iPhones - has snapped up a ten per cent stake in Japan’s leading electronics business Sharp. This strategic investment is likely to be a wake-up call to Japanese businesses and encourage other Chinese firms looking to invest in such world-class assets.
Dr. Stefan Lippert