• Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 4:17 PM

    Restructuring debt restructuring

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    www.project-syndicate.org

    BERKELEY – Sometimes the worst intentions yield the best results. So it is, unexpectedly, with Argentine debt. The story begins with Argentina’s financial crisis in 2001-2002. There is no question that the crisis left the country unable to service its …

     
  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 1:30 PM

    Cease the Sedition Act onslaught

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    www.malaysiakini.com

    The Malaysian Bar is appalled by the unrelenting misuse of the Sedition Act 1948 and other laws, and investigations and threats of prosecutions thereunder, to stifle speech and expression over the past four weeks.  The abuse has continued unabated in …

     
  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 5:38 PM

    Lenders or borrowers: Who perform better?

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    www.bloomberg.com

    Would you rather be a borrower or a lender? We pose the question as the national average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage still hovers near record lows at 4.19%, according to bankrate.com. All things being equal, this simple fact …

     
  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 1:04 PM

    Faulty wells, not fracking, cause water pollution

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    www.bloomberg.com

    As it turns out, fracking doesn’t necessarily pollute the water supply. But the wells used for fracking might. The distinction matters because drilling companies know how to make wells more reliable, even if all the effects of the fracking process …

     
  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 5:07 PM

    Scots should be careful what they wish for

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    www.bloomberg.com

    If the Scots do vote to astonish the world and break up the United Kingdom, it won't be because they've weighed the choice intelligently. In a case like this, you should be careful what you wish for.

     
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