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Plaza Accord Redux

Read the latest from Randal Hines on the world’s ongoing financial crisis, and how looking to the past might help with a solution for the future: “Those who enjoy watching train wrecks will find this column richly rewarding. As the … Continue reading

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Japan vs China: Turf wars escalate

If this is what triggers WWIII, we are going to make a scene. Japan has just upped an ever-escalating turf war with China,with major Japanese firms closing their Chinese operations and urging expat workers to stay home in anticipation of … Continue reading

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American energy: the good, the bad and the ugly

“In the United States, energy independence is a seasonal theme, a popular topic of discussion only when the mood is just right. If we’re discussing energy independence at all, that must mean that we’re either rolling into a political campaign … Continue reading

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More shakeups in the French nuclear industry

Though her supporters had lobbied for another term, “Atomic” Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of French nuclear giant Areva, has been  officially replaced by Luc Oursel. The French government, which owns 90 per cent of the company, made the announcement two weeks ago, but it … Continue reading

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Nuclear protests at Fessenheim

Clearly some people are still feeling raw after the recent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan. Reuters is reporting that about 5,000 protesters showed up at a nuclear power plant in Fessenheim, Alsace, to demand a shutdown and … Continue reading

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Imminent meltdown

France’s nuclear authority is “pessimistic” about Japan’s ability to avert a total nuclear crisis, reports the Montreal Gazette. Officials estimate this could be worse than Chernobyl.

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Japan hit by huge quake, tsunami

  Japan was rocked by one of the most severe earthquakes, and subsequent 10 m high tsunami, with dozens reported dead and many more missing. Over 2,800 people have also been evacuated from the area surrounding Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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