Fair Observer’s five best Finance & Economics articles of 2012.
1: The Euro Crisis – Where will it Visit Next? — John Bruton
The bailout of Spain’s banks over the past weekend was necessary, but it may not be sufficient.
2: The US Dollar: The World’s Currency and the World’s Problem — Prof. Dr. Rolf J. Langhammer
Analysis on the unexpected relationship between the dollar’s international acceptability and the US military’s global presence.
3: Brazil’s New Economy — Jeremy Wellington
Brazil has captured a decade of steady export growth within an emergent middle class, strengthening the domestic economy and protecting its people from stagnation in Europe and the US, as well as from the slowdown in China and India.
4: The Myth of Germany’s Gain — Gunnar Beck
Gunnar Beck argues that Germany has suffered immensely because of the euro and supporting failing European economies like Greece is against its self-interest.
5: Will we see BRIICS now? — Atul Singh
While Indonesia’s economy is on the verge of becoming the leading one in Southeast Asia, there’s still work left to do for the country’s leaders.
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