Obama to the Rescue? The G8 at Camp David

May 18, 2012 Staff 0

Today’s G8 meeting of world leaders will be one of the biggest and most important to be hosted at Camp David. President Obama’s leadership skills will be tested in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the euro zone.

South Africa’s March toward MDGs

March 29, 2012 Staff 0

More needs to be done but the Gazelle Index applauds South Africa for its MDG achievements and continuing struggle to reduce poverty, infectious diseases, unemployment and gender inequality.

India takes Steps toward Gender Equity

March 28, 2012 Staff 0

India is the world’s largest democracy. In 1981, only 19.7% of women were in the labor market. Today, women in India are responsible for 81% of the total time spent on housework and care and 36% of the total time spent in market activities.

Greece’s Debt Agreement: The Stakes for the US Economy

February 13, 2012 Staff 0

Greece’s Parliament passed a tough austerity measure as a precondition for a bailout agreement. The stakes are high for US banks because five of the largest banks have billions invested in the Euro-zone countries that are most likely to default.

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Eurozone Debt: Chickens Come Home to Roost

December 9, 2011 Staff 0

Two decades ago, European countries were very critical of Latin American and African countries that were saddled with tremendous debt. Now, Europe is facing the same problem–the chickens have come home to roost.

How the November Jobs Report is linked to Greek Debt

November 2, 2011 Staff 0

Large US financial institutions are heavily invested in euro zone countries; Bank of America, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup each have over $14 billion invested in the five worst countries. If they default, US bank lending will be curtailed significantly.