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Financial Times (September 5)

2021/ 09/ 07 by jd in Global News

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has “lacked distinctive policies of his own or an independent political base. Going forward, “Japan needs a different kind of leader.” The next leader “requires communication skills and a compelling programme.”


Reuters (September 15)

2017/ 09/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers.” Some experts predict approximately $70 billion in property losses from flooding in Texas alone. But recouping insured property loses is much easier than lost income. “Exclusions in the fine print of policies, along with waiting periods and disagreements over how to measure a company’s lost income, make business interruption claims among the trickiest in an industry renowned for complexity”


New York Times (April 2)

2015/ 04/ 02 by jd in Global News

America’s immigration policy lies in tatters with one state’s ad hoc measures often at odds with those of others. There needs to be a sensible and unified policy, which recognizes that “laws and policies that deny rights and promote exclusion have been the source of shame and regret throughout American history. Integration and assimilation are the core values of a country that is in danger of forgetting itself.”


The Economist (January 17)

2015/ 01/ 18 by jd in Global News

“The fall in the price of oil and gas provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies.”Governments around the world should “seize” this chance.


Bloomberg (November 4)

2014/ 11/ 05 by jd in Global News

A United Nations panel released its latest grim report on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asserts that irreversible damage could result unless climate change is arrested quickly. Unfortunately, “another report won’t slow climate change…. All this was known. Doing something about it—that’s the hard part, and where most politicians, especially in the U.S., are failing.” Governments need to take action and “change their policies.”


Wall Street Journal (August 20)

2014/ 08/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Mr. Modi’s plans to unleash market forces will lift millions of Indians out of poverty, but he also has ideas about how government can better meet the immediate needs of the poor.” Though some of his plans “may sound oddly simple to developed-world ears” (e.g. access to toilets and  bank accounts), “the Prime Minister’s humble background gives him an understanding of what the poor need to find their own path to prosperity and the credibility to build a new consensus for those policies.”


Euromoney (June Issue)

2014/ 06/ 24 by jd in Global News

In Asia, “regulatory co-ordination efforts are failing to keep pace with banking and capital flows, as there is no single authority to call…. Diverse markets, conflicting interests and failed policymaking add to the regulatory challenge.” APEC, the Asean Economic Community and the Chiang Mai Initiative aren’t meeting this challenge, leaving “Asian policymakers, supervisors and securities officials [to] coordinate policies and assess financial stability through a fragmented and ad-hoc series of talks and negotiating blocs that are not fit for purpose.”


Washington Post (January 28)

2013/ 01/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Climate change is an issue for the secretary of state as much as it is for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency…. The world is more likely to approach the climate issue with a bundle of national policies, rather than a comprehensive, top-down climate pact.”