Carlos Ghosn could be bad news for Lebanon

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


The world is consumed by events in and about Iran and Iraq, as well as US President Donald Trump’s fitful pronouncements on foreign policy, but any leftover attention will surely centre on Carlos Ghosn and, by extension, Lebanon. Much of the attention for Ghosn and Lebanon won’t be flattering, especially after the extraordinary news conference … Continue reading “Carlos Ghosn could be bad news for Lebanon”

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Pakistan’s borrowing record with the IMF is pretty extraordinary

by Rashmee

Posted on March 28, 2019


Did you know Pakistan has secured 21 loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since it became a member? Me neither. I knew Pakistan had returned again and again to the IMF over the decades but 21 loans! That’s a lot in 69 years. (The IMF gives Pakistan’s effective date of membership as July 11, … Continue reading “Pakistan’s borrowing record with the IMF is pretty extraordinary”

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A European Monetary Fund? Europe’s answer to Trump’s tormenting?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2018


The German Chancellor is thinking of a European Monetary Fund (EMF), ie “greater independence within Europe from the International Monetary Fund.” This is not a boring exercise in economic blue-skies thinking. And this is not a knee-jerk response to Donald Trump’s extraordinary behaviour at the G6+1 summit in Canada when the US president treated allies … Continue reading “A European Monetary Fund? Europe’s answer to Trump’s tormenting?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK