Friday, March 6, 2015
  1. Business & Finance

    A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, ET AL
    Business & Finance

    A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

    &  point out three key lessons of a British court's recent ruling on Argentina's interest payments.

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    Last July, when US federal judge Thomas Griesa ruled that Argentina had to repay in full the "vulture" funds that had bought its sovereign debt at rock-bottom prices, the decision reverberated far and wide, affecting bonds issued in a variety of jurisdictions. Do US court rulings really apply to contracts executed in other countries? READ MORE

  2. Economics

    Realizing the Indian Dream

    Jim O'Neill
  3. Innovation & Technology

    The Day of the Drone

    Rachel Finn, ET AL
    Innovation & Technology

    The Day of the Drone

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    &  worry that pilotless aircraft will become ubiquitous before necessary protections are put in place.

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    With policymakers in the United States and Europe committed to opening civilian airspace to non-military drones, the pilotless aircraft will only become more common. So it is crucial that the unique challenges they present to civil liberties and privacy are quickly identified and addressed. READ MORE

  4. Politics

    Bibi Goes to Washington

    Ian Buruma
    Politics

    Bibi Goes to Washington

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     says that, by alienating the US president, Israel's prime minister may have done both countries a favor.

    Netanyahu US Congress Yin Bogu/ZumaPress

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's ill-considered decision to accept congressional Republicans' invitation to Washington might be the best thing that could happen to Israel. It is in neither country's interest to be seen as the other's pawn. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    Austerity Is Not Greece’s Problem

    Ricardo Hausmann

Focal Point

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