Live interview with Stratfor's economy analyst on CBC's prime time business program "The Exchange" to provide commentary on the different scenarios that could result from ongoing talks between the EU and Greece.
In this story from NPR's "Marketplace" program, Stratfor Military Analyst Sim Tack comments on the economic implications of a potential U.S.-Egypt fallout over military aid after the Egyptian government's purchase of French-made fighter jets.
"They're extraordinarily high-value targets -- you can see the amount of propaganda that can be gained by having an American, a Western hostage," says Fred Burton, a former U.S. Diplomatic Security Service special agent and State Department counterterrorism official. "It generates additional media attention, making the organization relevant."
A local chapter of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party admitted to taking political donations from companies in exchange for government subsidies, The Japan Times reported March 3.
China’s People’s Liberation Army has announced anti-corruption investigations on 14 senior military officials, including the son of a former official in China’s powerful defense body, SCMP reported March 3.
Turkey’s third largest state bank has obtained approval from the regulator to establish an Islamic banking unit capitalized at $300 million, Anadolu Agency reported March 3, citing a statement from the bank.
Russia may consider a discount on gas deliveries to Ukraine, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said March 3, TASS reported, a day after an agreement reached at EU-mediated talks in Brussels to resolve a gas payments dispute.
Stevedores at Peru's main port are on indefinite strike because of disputes over the number of workers that should be engaged in loading and unloading, Gestion reported March 2, citing operator APM Terminals.
Turkey will evaluate whether to participate in an international coalition operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said, adding that he will visit Baghdad on March 4, Hurriyet Daily News reported March 2.