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Institutional Investor (September 9)

2021/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

“The pandemic has made Europe’s top executives smarter… and humbler. From supply-chain issues to unforeseen social and cultural hurdles, business leaders in Europe and around the world have learned hard and valuable lessons over the last two years.”


LA Times (April 29)

2021/ 04/ 30 by jd in Global News

“All across India, a trail of death and misery is devastating a country whose leaders boasted of defeating the coronavirus just a few months ago. A surge of new cases fueled by the so-called double mutant variant of the coronavirus first discovered in India is now pushing the nation’s overburdened healthcare system toward collapse” and presenting “a cautionary tale for a world wanting to rush back to its rhythms.”


Seattle Times (September 29)

2020/ 09/ 30 by jd in Global News

“The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.”


New York Times (February 26)

2020/ 02/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Japan can’t handle the coronavirus. Can it host the Olympics?” The nation’s leaders have a “sense of entitlement.” This “breeds indifference and incompetence,” which was on full display during “by the unmitigated epidemiological and public relations disaster that was the saga of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.”


Financial Times (January 17)

2020/ 01/ 19 by jd in Global News

Next week at Davos, “representatives of the Big Four accounting firms… are scheduled to meet Bank of America chief executive Brian Moynihan and other corporate leaders to thrash out green audit standards. Their decisions could be a crucial for the next wave of green reform as any eye-catching speech by Ms. Thunberg, since they will help direct capital flows.”


New York Times (December 12)

2019/ 12/ 13 by jd in Global News

“If there is one singular issue that defines the intersection of business and policy at this moment, it is a deepening trust deficit…. Businesspeople and policy leaders are scrambling for new ways to engender trust with constituents, including shareholders, employees and regulators. Some are trying to be more transparent. Others are diving into political and social issues that used to be verboten. Perhaps more than anything, they’re speaking publicly more about their thinking.”


Reuters (December 4)

2018/ 12/ 06 by jd in Global News

The “broadly positive headlines” from the G20 meeting “are only half the picture. For all the efforts to keep it on track, the meeting in Buenos Aires also served to showcase an alarming rise in the number of international differences.” To make matters worse, “a growing number of leaders appeared openly hostile or dismissive of each other. The primary diplomatic breakthrough of the summit—a joint declaration to reform the World Trade Organization—may simply be a precursor to more arguments.”


Wall Street Journal (June 18)

2017/ 06/ 19 by jd in Global News

Helmut Kohl’s “vision shaped post-Cold War Europe for the better. Among the many leaders who shaped modern Europe, few have been as consequential…. He saw his country through the death of the Cold War and the birth of a reunited Germany at the center of a more deeply integrated European Union.”


Washington Post (January 5)

2017/ 01/ 07 by jd in Global News

“It’s an existential moment for all of Europe’s leaders, most of whom are only just beginning to grapple with the fact that Russia wants to destroy the Euro-American alliance.” Alas, with the inauguration of Donald Trump, they may “have to prepare for an American government that wants to do so too.”


Washington Post (June 24)

2016/ 06/ 26 by jd in Global News

“British voters have defied the will of their leaders, foreign allies and much of the political establishment by opting to rupture this country’s primary connection to Europe in a stunning result that will radiate economic and political uncertainty across the globe.”


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