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Time to Panic: Can the U.S. Handle Slipping to Number 2?

April 28, 2014

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

Within the next few decades, the United States will no longer be the biggest economy in the world. China, which is already the largest trading nation, will take over the top spot. While China’s real GDP growth—currently in the 7–8 per cent ...

Europe-Russia Connections Force Europe to Walk a Tight Rope

April 01, 2014

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

Unlike during Soviet times, the Russian economy under President Vladimir Putin is heavily involved in the global economy, and this has created quite a dilemma for leaders in Europe. Russia supplies Western Europe with around one-third of its natural gas, but Europe’s ...


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