Italy

Visualizing The Rapidly Aging Western World

There are many demographic challenges that the world must grapple with in the coming years, but one problem of particular importance – at least in places like Europe and the Americas – is a rapidly aging population. As the population shifts grayer, potential consequences include higher dependency ratios, rising healthcare costs, and shifting economies and cities.

Bill Blain: "The UK Vs Europe, The Best Comedy Show Ever!"

You really can’t make this stuff up. Get out the blunted spoons as the EU demands UK pays to play or forget a December start to real talks. The UK government in disarray. Global investors shaking their heads asking WTF and getting a bit bored and disinterested by it. It could be a top class comedy.

Where Are Europe's Fault Lines?

Beneath the surface of modern maps, numerous old fault lines still exist. A political earthquake or two might reveal the fractures for all to see.

Bank Stocks, Dollar Slide Hit By Fresh Tax Reform Doubts

U.S. equity futures are little changed as European and Asian shares retreated, led by sliding bank stocks and a drop in the dollar as doubts over republican tax cuts and ongoing bond curve flattening hurt sentiment and prompted fresh questions over the viability of the US expansion.

Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan's Nikkei topped 22,750 - a level last seen in 1992 - while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with the EURUSD sumping below 1.16,

Berlusconi: The Greatest Comeback Since Lazarus?

Exit polls suggest Silvio Berlusconi's political comeback took an important step forward in the Sicilian elections on Sunday. Expulsion from public office, tax fraud, sex scandals and open heart surgery cannot stop 81-year old Silvio playing a major role in Italy's political circus.

Meotti: The Migrant Crisis Upended Europe

"The migrant crisis is the 9/11 of the European Union... That day in 2001, everything changed in the US. In a minute, America discovered its vulnerability. Migrants had the same effect in Europe...It is a turning point in the political dynamics of the European project..."