Economics

Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

December 13, 2014 by Leslie Palti-Guzman
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Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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What China’s Climate Pledge Means for Its Economy

December 7, 2014 by Robert U. Ayres
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China’s carbon emissions should peak at approximately 12 billion metric tons per year, requiring the economic growth rate to slow to as low as 4 or 5 percent, Robert U. Ayres predicts.

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Is Economic Slowdown in China a Threat to the Global Economy?

November 14, 2014 by Jonathan Brookfield
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The People’s Republic of China serves as the locus of a number of global risks, and an economic slowdown in the PRC could have significant effects on several economies around the world.

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We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth
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Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid these struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action.

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