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Policy Watch: The German ‘debt brake’ on EU green tech ambitions

EUROPOLITICS WATCH: Opposition victory in Poland opens door for Ukraine in the EU?

On Wednesday, the European commission made a formal recommendation to start EU membership negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. Now Ukraine must work to secure the endorsements of member states – not least Poland, who’s incoming government will be decisive for Ukraine’s future with the Union.

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U.S. Debt Watch: Biden Lost $17B the First Day of 2024

U.S Debt Watch: Do we need this conversation again?

Pheew… close call! The bipartisan debt ceiling bill saved the U.S from economic disarray. Now we can all take a well-deserved summer holiday and bask in the sunshine of the long-term financial stability ensured by responsible lawmakers who have no interest in short-term solutions nor gains. But no – not so fast! We still have a looming government shutdown to attend to.

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Turkey Election Watch #3 Final Predictions Ahead of our Election Night Live Blog

Turkey Election Watch #3 Final Predictions Ahead of our Election Night Live Blog

The Turkey Election Watch Series will culminate on election day, May 14th and 15th – READ OUR LATEST PREDICTIONS BEFORE ELECTION NIGHT. Steno Research launches our very own Turkey Election Live Blog. We will provide you with live updates, key trends and analyses from the election while results tick in.

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Debt Ceiling Countdown #4: The Chicken Game Catastrophe

Debt Ceiling Countdown #4: The Chicken Game Catastrophe

When it comes to the debt ceiling, politicians are not the only ones asleep at the steering wheel. Political commentators, too, seem freakishly calm telling folks that Congress *eventually* has to reach a settlement on raising the debt ceiling. While I don’t disagree with the end-result, it is astounding how few are concerned with the likely government crisis that will unfold before a deal is struck. We are underestimating the power of the Freedom Caucus and overestimating Biden’s willingness to avoid a government shutdown. The cocktail is putting the U.S. on a path towards debt brinkmanship.

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Turkey Election Watch #3 Final Predictions Ahead of our Election Night Live Blog

Türkiye Election Watch: Erdogan’s Swan Song?

Geopolitically, no election can contest the significance of the dual Turkish Presidential and Parliament elections this year. President Erdogan has never lost an election (national, local or referendum) in his 21 year reign, but right now polls predict a toss-up between him and the opposition coalition. We are following the campaign trail with an eagle’s-eye, and are giving you the key insights in our new Turkey Election Watch Series. Come along for the ride. 

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China Week: This is China’s successor in global manufacturing

China Week: This is China’s successor in global manufacturing

In the first edition of our Demographics Watch series, we took inventory of the global problem of aging populations. The issue is a familiar one in the West, but ‘The Asian Tigers’ too are waking up to a new reality of shrinking working populations. Who is next in line to take over from China as the world’s labour hub?

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