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Last year at this time, I was attending the G7 finance meetings in Sendai, Japan.  Sadly I missed this year’s event in Italy, but Angus Deaton's interview for Bloomberg today after his lecture in Bari makes me hope that the G7 ministers listened to him. Deaton's key points:

The Evolution of Transnational Organized Crime in Peru

This report was originally published in Latin America Goes Global, May 4, 2017.

In March 2017, Carmen Masais, head of Peru’s counterdrug organization DEVIDA, reported that the nation had 55,000 hectares of coca under cultivation, an amount higher than that estimated by the U.S., and more than 36% greater than that calculated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Regulatory Riddles

Financial regulators leave a lot to speculation in their public speeches. They leave clues and indicators but, knowing market participants are eager for early policy indications, they are careful not to say much.

News from India - from Lalcap India Report

India’s monsoon rains (June–September) deliver about 70% of the country’s annual rainfall. This is crucial for farmers as only about 45% of farmland has irrigation. The balance 55% has to rely on the kindness of the Rain Gods for their livelihood. The monsoon rains are thus very critical in a country where nearly 65% of India’s 1.3 billion people depend on agriculture for a living.

Data Plays

Data and analytics are the tactical drivers of FinTech, the heart and muscle moving the digital transformation of financial services. The strategic brains of the business lie in the prenatal business logic that will create new financial pathways.

40 Years in the Payment Reform Wilderness: DRGs to Nirvana - Part 1

Co-authored with Gaurov Dayal and Jeff Smith of Lumeris.

In an ideal state, a well-functioning healthcare delivery system should provide the right care at the right time and the right place, while being accountable for clinical and financial outcomes.

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“Peak Globalization” and the Future of Democracy

The world may be headed toward “peak globalization”. This shift could empower individuals and communities to strengthen democracy, while easing some of the most troublesome aspects of globalization.