Breakingviews: Excessive Aviva scepticis...

Breakingviews: Excessive Aviva scepticism


Markets are cool over Aviva’s £5.6 bln takeover of Friends Life. The scepticism over the deal is excessive says Breakingviews.

Taipei tech team takes 3D printing to the streets

Apr. 13 - A team of self-described geeks in Taipei have taken to the streets on a bicycle equipped with a 3D printer which they're using to turn plastic waste into useful products. They call their printer the "Mobile Fab" and say it not only helps promote recycling, but also demonstrates how technology can be applied in a socially responsible way. Tara Cleary reports.

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NEWSMAKER: Carney on IMF, inflation & how he got his new job

Incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney explains where he differs with the IMF on austerity, central bank inflation targeting and how he was made Bank of England chief even though he's Canadian.

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Why the Indian protests were not a surprise

Nov. 14 - Tulsi Tanti, the chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy, sits down with Chrystia Freeland to discuss the Anna Hazare movement in India, and why protests like this are not surprising in emerging economies.

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Why the global economy will not affect India

Nov. 14 - Tulsi Tanti, the chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy, sits down with Chrystia Freeland to discuss the global economy and how India will not be affected like European countries have been.

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Soros: Angela Merkel was the creator of the European crisis

George Soros explains to Reuters' Chrystia Freeland how German Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions in 2008 could lead to the disintegration of the European Union. Consequently, a disorderly default of European sovereignties may lead to a global financial meltdown worse than 2008. He explains his analysis here.

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GE CEO says equal access in China is crucial

Jan 19 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says true free trade between the the world's top two economies of U.S. and China is crucial.

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Immelt: Economic efficiencies drive China ahead

Jan 19 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says a large and educated workforce is fueling China's strength and not simply a deflated yuan.

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Exports key to U.S. success

Jan 19 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says that the American consumer is no longer the driver of the global economy and that high-tech exports are the key to future growth of the U.S. economy.

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Immelt says GE can succeed in China independently

Jan 19 - In an interview with Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt touts the conglomerate's success with joint ventures in China, but says GE has succeeded on its own.

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Can Esther Duflo eradicate poverty?

Poverty and hunger are two plagues of human society that are usually synonymous with each other. Economist, Esther Duflo, is trying to change that old way of thinking about hunger. Foreign Policy magazine has ranked Duflo as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers," for "Poor Economics," a book she co-authored, which says that the impoverished may be suffering from hunger because of where they choose to spend their money.

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Why is this guy a top thinker?

In the past, author and NYU professor, Clay Shirky's predictions haven't always come true, but it appears he was on the money in 2011. Foreign Policy Magazine named Shirky one of their "Top 100 Global Thinkers," for his musings on social media's impact on revolutions, which we saw come to full fruition in the Arab Spring.

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How did this man impact revolution in the Arab world?

As the head of Al-Jazeera for eight years, Wadah Khanfar transformed the network into one of the most influential in the Middle East. Al-Jazeera's coverage of the Arab revolts this year, brought the network millions of viewer and praise from around the world, which is why Foreign Policy magazine has honored Khanfar as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers."

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Summers: The Euro is worth saving

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers speaks with Reuters Chrystia Freeland about the European Union's chances for survival during a discussion at The University of Western Ontario.

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The Finance Crisis: Part Two

In this panel discussion from "The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward," Reuters' Chrystia Freeland moderates a conversation focused on the success of Canada's financial system through global economic turmoil and what lessons can be learned by countries with less healthy financial systems. Panelists: Ted Price, Assistant Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada, Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, RBC Financial Group, CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers, Tom Glocer, CEO Thomson Reuters and Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Visiting Senior Fellow Peterson Institute.

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The Finance Crisis: Part Three

At a panel discussion called, The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Robert Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, shares his thoughts on the EU debt crisis, the pros and cons of the United States and the impact of Occupy Wall Street, with Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters.

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The challenges of India's industrialization

Professor Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University analyzes the current state of India's democratic system as well as the strengths and challenges in this rapidly growing nation. Full interview.

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Global model for regulation? Try Canada

How do we get the world's largest economies on the same page moving forward with regulation? CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers outlines some of the progress and challenges the U.S. has had and Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer touts Canada as a template for a great country in which to do business in.

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Financial regulation: to study or ignore history

OSFI Assistant superintendent Ted Price explains that most regulation is based on previous history, something that Gordon Nixon of RBC Financial Group points out as looking in the wrong direction.

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The positives of the U.S.

What does the U.S. have going for it? At a panel discussion called, The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Robert Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, tells Chrystia Freeland what he believes are the U.S.'s good points while also assessing what it needs to do to improve.

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The impact of Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street protests has enlarged the spotlight on the financial district's questionable practices that have contributed to the country's economic downturn. At a panel discussion called, The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Robert Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, sat down with Chrystia Freeland and told her what he thinks of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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The fate of the EU and its impact on the U.S.

The Euro zone is still trying to dig itself out of its financial mess and prevent more countries, like Spain and Italy, from sinking into a black hole. At a panel discussion called, The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Robert Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, sat down with Chrystia Freeland and told her how he thinks the EU crisis could end and what impact it could have on the U.S.

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Is this the moment for political awakening in India's cities?

While still 68% rural, it seems India is the only exception to Democratic theory. Professor Ashutosh Varshney explains where the country's political and economic strengths lie.

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Is the Anna Hazare movement a turning point in India?

Nov. 15 - How much pressure is the Anna Hazare movement really putting on the Indian government. Professor Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University analyzes.

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How is the growth in India and China different?

Nov. 15 - Professor Ashutosh Varshney discusses the difference between authoritarian political dispensation and messy democracies.

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