n.18 February 2008

No-Fat Indian Airlines: It’s a well-known fact that airlines apply strict standards when they hire stewards and stewardesses.

Kazakhstan, the biggest market in Central Asia, is experiencing a phase of rapid increases in wealth leading to the development of a middle class.

It is estimated that the financial resources of Central and Eastern European households amounted to 718 billion euros in 2007, shored up by strong economic growth and improved working conditions.

The turbulence that has shaken the international banking and financial system since August 2007 has forcibly called to mind
questions which have been debated in economic history and theory for centuries: Are financial crises inevitable? Are they impossible to predict? Are they manageable?