Wednesday, July 8, 2009

EconNews Roundup

A couple of interesting pieces on energy.

YASED asks for economic reforms: The topics that need to be focused on, according to YASED, are are unregistered economy, certainty and predictability of the law, taxes and incentives, employment and education. Three of these topics were the highlight of World Bank lead economist Mark Thomas' introductory remarks at the Global Development Finance conference I blogged live from and then covered in my column. In Turkey, the problem is not that we do not know what the issues are. On the contrary, everyone more or less agrees on the problem areas. Nevertheless, it is a puzzle that not much concrete ever comes out after the identification process...

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