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Taiwan: Political sceneJul 21, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: At the end of the Chinese civil war in #### the nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) fled to Taiwan, which it ruled until #### under martial law. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the KMT handed power...
Taiwan: Business environment rankings at a glanceJul 21, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Incentives targeting several high-tech industries, including green technology and biomedicine, are undermined by the scarcity of industrial land. Amendments to the Electricity Act open the power generation market to competition. ####...
US regulations: Paris-on-seaJul 22, 2017
...California: Paris-on-sea The Golden State pushes on with plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions VOTING to extend California's cap-and-trade programme an extra decade to #### was a tough decision for Devon Mathis, a Republican assemblyman...
US politics: Gerrymander v TerminatorJul 22, 2017
...Lexington: Gerrymander v Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger lends some muscle to a campaign for more competitive politics SHORTLY after winning election as governor of California in ####, Arnold Schwarzenegger watched leaders from the state legislature stage a spittle-flecked, chair-toppling...
World industry: Model citizensJul 22, 2017
...#D printing and brands: Model citizens The spread of #D printing creates intellectual-property headaches GROOT, a character from Disney's film "Guardians of the Galaxy", is usually mass-produced by the entertainment company as a small, collectable figurine and...
US business: Reinventing UberJul 22, 2017
...Schumpeter: Reinventing Uber An action plan for the ride-sharing firm's next chief executive IT IS said that Travis Kalanick, who resigned as Uber's boss last month, has been reading Shakespeare's "Henry V". Prince Hal's transformation...
Americas economy: The long squeezeJul 22, 2017
...Bello: The long squeeze Latin America's commodity hangover has been compounded by political uncertainty SCAN the Latin American newspapers and it is hard to find much sign of a convincing economic recovery. True, Brazil's industrial production is perking...
Venezuela/Colombia economy: From cutting hair to turning tricksJul 22, 2017
...Sex workers in Colombia: From cutting hair to turning tricks Venezuelans fleeing poverty get the right to work as prostitutes ON SATURDAY night in Parque Poblado in Medellin, young people gather to drink, smoke and chat. Barbara and her cousin...
Asia politics: More money, less freedomJul 22, 2017
...South-East Asia: More money, less freedom The region's future looks prosperous but illiberal THE young woman with the microphone cajoles, hectors and wheedles customers with the breathless enthusiasm of a livestock auctioneer at a county fair. She is...
South Korea economy: Degrees of disenchantmentJul 22, 2017
...Inequality in South Korea: Degrees of disenchantment Young people are losing faith in an elitist education system "IF YOU don't have the ability then blame your parents," wrote Jung Yoo-ra on social media in ####, after being accepted...
UK politics: New fears, old menaceJul 22, 2017
...Acid attacks: New fears, old menace The Victorian lady's weapon of choice is taken up by London gangsters TRAFFIC jams are nothing new in London. But the mopeds and motorbikes clogging Parliament Square on July ##th were no normal...
UK economy: To sprinkle or cladJul 22, 2017
...Post-Grenfell fire prevention: To sprinkle or clad Councils scramble to make buildings more fireproof ANGER over the inferno which engulfed Grenfell Tower on June ##th, killing at least ## people, continues to smoulder. At the first full meeting of...
UK industry: Puke for payoutJul 22, 2017
...Personal-injury fraud: Puke for payout A sharp rise in holiday-illness claims perturbs the travel industry IN JULY each year, it is not just children who look forward to the summer holidays, but the travel industry too. Demand--and...
China finance: The debt rollercoasterJul 22, 2017
...The economy: The debt rollercoaster Reining in credit growth may not be as scary as some people fear "COASTER through the Clouds" in Nanchang, a city in the southern province of Jiangxi, is China's tallest and fastest rollercoaster. It...
EU politics: Sea changeJul 22, 2017
...Charlemagne: Sea change Emmanuel Macron is both revitalising the European Union, and dividing it LIFE comes at you fast in the European Union. Barely a year ago, with the wounds from the refugee crisis still gaping, Donald Tusk, the president...
France politics: Stumbling into a fightJul 22, 2017
...France and its army: Stumbling into a fight Emmanuel Macron faces an early leadership test as his army chief quits FOR a president usually eager to get the drama of politics right, Emmanuel Macron's provocation of an open confrontation...
Italy economy: Unwelcome choicesJul 22, 2017
...Italy's migrant surge: Unwelcome choices Most Mediterranean migrants now are economic, and Italy does not know what to do with them THE encampment has no name, no water, no electricity and no right to be where it is: an...
Russia politics: Extra time and punishmentJul 22, 2017
...Russia's pricey stadiums: Extra time and punishment Corruption in football-stadium projects has Russian fans crying foul FROM a boat cruising past the south bank of the Neva in St Petersburg, passing the baroque facades of the Winter Palace...
World finance: The bonds that breakJul 22, 2017
...Buttonwood: The bonds that break A sell-off of corporate bonds could lead to a breaking-point for the market GOOD generals know that the next war will be fought with different weapons and tactics from the last. Similarly, financial...
US business: Stepping up to the plateJul 22, 2017
...Private equity: Stepping up to the plate KKR lays out a succession plan in an industry still largely unprepared for the future IN MOST four-decade-old firms run by greying co-founders, investors would have long since demanded clarity...