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Global Macro Scoreboard: EU Council, French Labor Reform

The EU Council delivers a firm message on Brexit, and opposition to Macron's labor law reforms founders.

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Fin de Chemin for French Labor Reform OpponentsAs Emmanuel Macron's effort to reform France's labor law creeps back to the top of the Scoreboard, it seems increasingly likely that ...

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PoliticsSecurityAsiaEurope

Global Macro Scoreboard: Will Brexit Force a May-xit?

After a rocky Tory party congress, the Brexit hardliners continue to dominate the online conversation and flummox Theresa May.

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This week's Conservative Party conference laid bare the Brexit-related fault lines ripping apart the Tories. Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond built on overt...

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PoliticsAsia

New Zealand Election: Will Labour Ride Jacindamania to Victory?

Rise of youngest-ever Labour leader generates surge in online momentum ahead of September 23 vote.

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Two weeks ago, New Zealand's general election was on track to be anything but exciting. The National Party, led now by Prime Minister Bill English, has shepherded the country throu...

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PoliticsLatin America

Despite Temer Corruption Indictment, Government Calm and Carrying On

Signals indicate the unpopular president will weather criminal charges and press on with economic reforms in the near-term

A recent lack of notable activity in Predata Government and Economy signals suggests the president and his unpopular economic reform agenda may weather blockbuster corruption charg...

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MarketsPoliticsAfrica

President Zuma on the Back Foot (Again), but Replacement Remains Uncertain

With online opposition growing, the race among likely successors remains tight

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Having survived the meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on May 26-28 where his removal was discussed, President Zuma probably hoped for a respite. The respite, ...

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Can Iran's "Deep State" Make a Comeback?

Following victory in last month's presidential election, Hassan Rouhani must now overcome the hardliners associated with the Iranian "Deep State."

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DESPITE CLAIMS of fraud by losing conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Guardian Council on May 30 confirmed President Rouhani’s re-election. Given that Iran Supreme Leader ...

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MarketsPoliticsAsia

Australia, The Smashed Avocado Economy

A national argument over avocado toast could send the Australian dollar tumbling.

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DAVID BYRNE once quipped that the national dish of Australia is toast. For the past year, politicians and pundits throughout the great southern land have done that description just...

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PoliticsAfrica

South Africa: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same?

The race to succeed Jacob Zuma reached a critical new stage this weekend.

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THE NEWS FLOW on President Zuma continues at a high pace. In the last two weeks, South Africans have tracked the following developments:The President’s May 14 endorsement of his f...

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PoliticsLatin America

Who's Next In Line for Impeachment Once Temer Goes?

As the embattled president's troubles mount, attention has turned to the nomination of a successor.

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DEVELOPMENTS since we wrote about the possible impeachments of Michel Temer and Donald Trump last week have confirmed that of the two embattled presidents, it's Temer who's at far ...

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MarketsPoliticsEurope

The Tories Are Wobbling their Way to Victory

The Manchester bombing has disrupted the election campaign precisely at the point Labour was starting to gain momentum.

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"LOW KEY" campaigning resumes today following the two-day pause observed by all parties in the wake of the Manchester bombing. The attack will affect the rhythm and tone of the cam...

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