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Ronan Keenan

Rising to the Challenge of Stagnant US Wages

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Change must be embraced if the United States is to adapt to the new normal of globalized wealth.

Canadian Economy Headed for a Wake-Up Call?

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan discusses soft spots in the Canadian economy as the loonie continues its slide from parity.

The US Should Stop Calling Ukraine’s New Government ‘Legitimate’

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan argues that overlooking the non-democratic aspects of Ukraine’s recent political transition harms the promotion of democratic values worldwide.  

Growing Pains for China’s Financial System

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan places China’s recent well-publicized corporate debt default in the wider context of the country’s ongoing financial reform. 

Does the Keystone XL Still Matter?

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With the United States approaching energy independence, the Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan asks: “Does the Keystone XL still matter?”

Forecast 2014: Economic Trends

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan examines some of the major economic trends that will be making headlines in 2014. 

Why a Fragile US Economy Isn’t Impacting Stocks – For Now

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan examines the health of US equities beyond the Fed’s quantitative easing program. 

Eurozone: Stability in 2013, Aggressive Action Later

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan explains how a stable 2013 for the eurozone may come at the cost of more dramatic actions down the road. 

Monetary Policy, BRIC Countries, and the Amusing Futility of Gauging Investor Forecasts

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Though far from perfect, investor surveys still have some value as a platform for debating major market themes.

The Slow and Steady Rise of the Chinese Yuan

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The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Ronan Keenan explores the future prospects of what many believe to be an up-and-coming global reserve currency. 

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