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The roots of the global corporate tax debate
The end of the Portuguese exception
Commentators have hailed Portugal’s politics as an “exception” in Europe. In Lisbon, a socialist party presides over a healthy economy while far-right and populist-right parties lack significant support. The pandemic, however, is challenging that status quo – increasingly statist solutions from the government are holding back growth, while right-wing parties ...
New opportunities 2021: Accelerated change in sub-Saharan Africa
In some parts of the world, Covid-19 set off new economic or political trends. In sub-Saharan Africa, the pandemic sped up those that were already in place. Indebted countries are sinking deeper in debt, but Africa’s technological leapfrogging also accelerated. Perhaps most importantly, China’s influence on the continent is set ...
Covid-19, the ‘white knight’ for irresponsible policies
Though a quick injection of funds was necessary to keep businesses running and to avoid suffering, governments have taken the crisis brought on by Covid-19 as an opportunity to further increase their grip on economies. The enormous amounts of spending are financed through money creation. The result of such processes ...
Rwanda’s Kagame faces challenges to legitimacy
Rwanda is often hailed as one of Africa’s brightest stories of growth and stability. But President Paul Kagame, in office since 2000, has taken a firm grip over the country, with little tolerance for opposition. The pandemic and its aftermath present serious risks to Rwanda’s economy and to the regime’s ...
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Problems at the European Central Bank
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