Saturday, April 5, 2014
Will Pervez Musharraf be allowed to leave? Are there cracks developing within the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on the matter? How does all of this augur for the relationship between Nawaz Sharif and the chief of army staff that the former recently appointed? Welcome to Pakistan, a proverbial haven for rhetoric and speculation, where interest in the fate of a general trumps analysis of the deep state that the former served.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Europe needs a “New Deal” to rise above the economic crisis and austerity policies, the European Left Party's Greek candidate for EU commission chairman, Alexis Tsipras, says in an interview.
In his first interview since fleeing to Russia, Ukraine's ousted president said Wednesday that he was “wrong” to have invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the coveted Black Sea peninsula.
Information about executive compensation at South Korea's major listed companies was released early this week. As had been expected, the data, made public as part of a regulatory filing, instantly became the talk of the town.
Television viewers whose main source of news is CNN probably could write a thesis by now about the intricate details of the “Mystery of Flight 370,” as the network calls it, from all they've learned from the network's reporting.
After two months of vigorous electioneering, the Afghan presidential election campaign formally ended at midnight (1930 GMT), officials said early Thursday.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
This year looks to be an eventful year for the financial services industry.
Thailand's political contortions are into the sixth month, with no clarity yet about whether the rule of law, representative democracy or open subversion will triumph. While the elected Puea Thai government and the anti-Shinawatra establishment forces slug it out, do they know the country is sliding? They are alienating ordinary Thais who fear the country will not come out of this unscathed. Projected growth has been halved, from about 5 percent.
Corporate restructuring has again emerged as a pressing issue for the Korean economy as the proportion of companies faltering under heavy debt has reached dangerous levels.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak flew to Australia on Wednesday to take a first-hand look at the search for the missing Malaysian airliner, amid doubts about his government's ability to lead the massive international operation.