The Hub: International Perspectives

Aquino's rating drops

By: Joyee Marie N. Dela Cruz and Jaime Pilapil, The Manila Times

THE net satisfaction rating of President Benigno Aquino 3rd has dropped by nine percentage points, according to the recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 15:11

Hu pledges millions in aid

By Vong Sokheng and Shane Worrell, originall published by The Phnom Penh Post

A weekend meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Hun Sen concluded with millions in loans and aid agreed to and a clear message: neither nation is in a rush to deal with the prickly South China Sea dispute.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 15:30

Delors points the finger at Europe's 'killers'

By Georgi Gotev, originally published by EurActiv

Jacques Delors, the former European Commission president widely seen as one of the 'fathers of Europe', said yesterday (28 March) that EU leaders were "killing Europe", replacing the community method by inter-governmental solutions and nationalism, with the complicity of the Union's institutions.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 14:19

Brazil Beats Mexico 2 Goals to 1

By Luis Miguel González, Editorial Director at El Economista (Mexico)

Some will say that the end result is not important because the most important matter to achieve was that the Mexican national team continued on the field.

The scoreboard reads 2-1 against the Aztecan teams.  Brazil got the two things for which it came to negotiate: Mexico will drastically reduce its auto exports and national content of the parts will increase from 30 to 40 percent.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 18:52

Divided Over North Korean Refugees

By Sokeel J Park for ISN Insights

How to deal with North Korean refugees is currently one of the hottest issues in China and South Korea’s bilateral relationship.

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:09

Xenophobic website ignites internet forums

By Georgi Gotev, originally published by EurActiv

A website launched by the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) to collect citizens’ complaints about Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian nationals has unleashed a flurry of comments on the Web. The EurActiv network reports.

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 19:58

Roma Kaputt Mundi

Italy is at a crossroads. The next year will decide if it's condemned to economic stagnation, social unrest and political subjugation, or if it can emerge from a crisis that is first and foremost cultural. Either way, Europe and the Euro won't be the same. If they will still be.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 18:31

More Debate over Vietnamese Banking System

Debate over the future of local banking sector has hardly been a new thing here. Back in late 1990s, when sky-high NPL faced the banking firms, everyone heard about words like restructuring, revamping, even reducing the size of the sector and population of banks. After a while, banks received a shot in the arm with new money injected through sales of shares, renewed round of capital investments by some 15 world major banking firms, including big names such as HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Mizuho, Deustsche Bank, etc.

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 15:00 By:  Vietnamica

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