American Economy

Mastercard and PayAnywhere Forge Bond; Consumers to Gain?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

It has been long since consumerism left the alleys of physical stores and supply chains, and made internet its alternate home. In fact, nothing else t...

'We Will Restore The Promise Of America' Mitt Romney Promises Focus On Jobs..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Politics

The American election finally kicked off with a speech from Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but the man on everyone's lips last night was not the Repu...

Impoverished Sesame Street Puppet Shows Life On Breadline

Olivia Williams | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK

As a reflection of harsh economic realities, Sesame Street has introduced a new character, Lily, whose defining feature is her hunger. Unlike the Cook...

Recession, Politics & The IMF

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

Unless the current trend is reversed, organisations like the IMF can look forward to austere times and missed opportunities - like investing in democratic reforms in countries like those who just experienced the Arab Spring.

Washington Notebook: An America Divided

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

During this Civil War Remembrance Year, as a nation America looks back 150 years and hears the somber words of Abraham Lincoln - "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Washington Notebook: Blindsided - The S&P Downgrade

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the key players in this Administration may NOT have been shocked by the S&P downgrade late last Friday night just after the markets closed - the rest of us clearly were blindsided!

Making Sense of the Debt Ceiling Crisis

Xenia Dormandy | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics
Xenia Dormandy

Given the imminent deadline of August 2, it is unlikely that the "Grand Bargain" that is so important to America's long term economic stability will be found, at least immediately.

Washington Notebook: Debt Crisis Warfare

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 24.09.2011 | Home
Jon-Christopher Bua

The world - especially the financial community no longer believes the U.S. Government functions properly and may not be able to be trusted to act like responsible adults in charge of the world's most important economy.

America and Britain's Economic Policies Will Soon Be Similar

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

America and Britain share many things in common. Among the less pleasant similarities is the unfortunate experience of having gone way too far in embracing the "Great Age" of leverage, credit and debt-entitlement.