All posts in Perspectives

  • M&A corner: Does your business need a valuation?
    September 18, 2012, by Les Nemethy

    Business owners often ask themselves whether they need a business valuation, and, if so, what kind of valuation is required. This column deals with the first question. My subsequent article, […]

  • Bulgaria’s smoking schizophrenia
    September 18, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Bulgaria, which a few months ago enacted tough new laws against smoking in public places, has vowed to defend its Oriental tobacco production industry, fearing job losses; and the same […]

  • Financial crisis offers lessons for future
    September 12, 2012, by Jim Randle of VOANews

    Four years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a huge financial firm, marked the start of the worst recession in decades.  Frightened investors dumped stocks, banks stopped lending, the economy […]

  • Spy arrests raise Turkish-Iran tensions
    September 12, 2012, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The recent arrest by Turkey’s security forces of nine people accused of spying for Iran has increased tensions between the former close allies. Bilateral relations have soured over the two […]

  • States of denial
    September 10, 2012, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

    Backgrounder: Repatriation and release of jailed Azeri murderer threatens to reignite frozen conflict, raises questions of Hungarian realpolitik Hungary’s government was again in diplomatic hot water this week following the […]