Immediately after the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings, AICGS Non-resident Senior Fellow Peter Rashish dials in from across the Atlantic for a discussion with AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera on the questions and concerns that emerged from the gathering in Washington. Amid a dimmed growth outlook for the global economy, there are multiple challenges ahead for …Read More

Trudeaumania 2.0—the sense of hope and optimism once again coming from a young, liberal prime minister north of the border—has so far found greatest resonance in concrete steps like an openness to refugees, a gender-balanced cabinet, and climate change activism. The new Canadian government’s decision to increase government spending by nearly $100 billion over six …Read More

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble was forced by Jens Weidmann,  president of the powerful Bundesbank, to publicly state that he fully respects the independence of the European Central Bank (ECB) and its decisions, thus ending a week of controversy about the unconventional monetary policies of the ECB. Schäuble had previously stepped up his criticism of …Read More

For most Germans, renting their homes is nothing unusual. The country has developed an affordable, well-functioning rental market and a longstanding reputation as a nation of renters, as the rate of homeownership has remained stubbornly low (43 percent in 2013) when compared with the U.S. (65 percent in 2013).[1] The story often told is that …Read More

On 23 June 2016, should a majority of British voters decide to leave the EU—nearly forty-five years after joining the Community—the EU would lose 17 percent of its GDP and 12 percent of its population. This referendum result would reveal Prime Minister David Cameron’s poor political calculations and he would now find that his pro-EU …Read More

The subtitle of this book, written by a former Research Fellow at AICGS, is “Berlin’s Quest for a More Perfect Monetary Union.” The author has reviewed Germany’s efforts to find solutions to the challenges that have plagued the euro zone over the past several years. He essentially concludes that Berlin has to make some hard …Read More

AICGS is pleased to host an informal luncheon with Dr. Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the German Bundesbank. Dr. Dombret will be discussing the economic outlook for 2016 and prospects for growth. Germany remains the backbone of the Euro zone economy with its gross domestic product expanding despite difficult conditions during the …Read More

Amid still sluggish economic growth in Europe, AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes sits down with Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of the International Economic Policy Division at the German Federal Association of Industries and a Non-Resident Fellow at AICGS, to discuss the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Europe, particularly in Germany. …Read More

On March 16, 2016, the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse unveiled a deal to merge the two companies. The deal will create one of the world’s largest exchange operators, rivaling current market operations in the U.S. and China. According to the Financial Times, the move was designed to “fight off interlopers and persuade …Read More

There was a resounding call for action by regulators and industry and the legal documents are now out in public. The European Commission and the U.S. government both hope that the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will fully address the European Court of Justice’s criticisms in the landmark “Schrems” ruling last year.  On February 29, the …Read More

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