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Remy Davison

Remy Davison

Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University

Dr. Remy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics at Monash University. He is a Global Expert for the United Nations, New York, and a former member of the Council on Optimising Government Performance.

What is rumbling Australia's economy ahead of MYEFO

Dec 19, 2016 00:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Turnbull governments Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) takes place in a dramatically different environment from 2015-16. The dual shocks of Brexit, and the promulgation of a protectionist Trump...

A complacent, secretive IMF failed to deal with EU crisis; what's changed?

Aug 01, 2016 07:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In a 650-page report last week, the IMFs own Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has castigated the Funds handling of the Eurozone crisis. The IEO cited a culture of complacency in the IMF; a failure to identify the...

Currency War Series

In a world of low rates, what else can the RBA and central banks do?

Jul 05, 2016 01:12 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

The world still needs the central banks to bail us out of trouble but the impact of monetary policy is complicated in a world of zero or near-zero interest-rate policy (ZIRP) and negative interest-rate policy...

Briferendum Series

Witless white noise, virulent ugliness: Brexit debate plays out its last scenes

Jun 23, 2016 08:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

Mass politics versus elite interests. Mad dogs and Englishmen. Thats the Brexit referendum in a nutshell. Make no mistake: this is an internecine struggle between political elites. Brexiters such as Boris Johnson, and...

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Economy

Coca-Cola to capitalize on Africa's strong demand for energy drinks

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) plans to consolidate in Africa and to capitalize on the continents strong demand for energy drinks, which is the fastest-growing beverage category. Jacques Vermeulen, the CCBA CEO, sees...

McDonald’s expands McPlant burger tests in US

McDonalds will roll out the McPlant burger at around 600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas for a limited time starting Feb. 14 to learn more about consumer demand for it. The test began in...

Taco Bell dives into education venture with the launch of its business school

Taco Bell, a fast-food chain that serves a Mexican menu, is venturing into something new this year. The restaurant announced that it would be opening an institution for educating people, and it will be called the Taco Bell...

Hyundai Motor, IonQ announce partnership to develop next-generation batteries for EVs

Hyundai Motor revealed on Thursday, Jan. 20, that it has inked a deal with IonQ, a US-based quantum computing hardware, and software company. The partnership is for the companies to develop next-generation batteries for...

Burger King Japan announces discounted price for popular Whopper burgers

Burger King Japan has launched a new promotion, and it will be running for a limited time only. Customers can get two Whopper burgers for the price of one, and it is only for 500. As per Japan Today, the offer is Burger...

Politics

Ivanka Trump accused of 'misleading financial statements' to federal government and Deutsche Bank

Donald Trumps daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump is now under even more legal scrutiny in the ongoing investigations into the Trump Organization. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed in a court filing...

Afghanistan: Pentagon releases footage of Kabul drone strike

One of the criticized aspects of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan was the drone strike that ended up killing civilians including children. The Pentagon has now made public the footage of the failed drone...

US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoes Nancy Pelosi's stance on lawmakers trading stocks

One of the issues that have emerged in Congress is of its members trading stocks despite concerns of conflicts of interest. US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoed the stance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that...

Kamala Harris says administration will continue to fight to pass voting rights legislation following Senate vote

The recent Senate vote on voting rights did not succeed in advancing voting rights legislation in the chamber. US Vice President Kamala Harris said that the administration would continue to push for voting rights...

Science

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

Technology

Warner Bros. reiterates ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ will launch in 2022

A recent report claimed that Hogwarts Legacy is unlikely to launch anytime before 2023, suggesting that the game could suffer yet another delay. However, developers have now somewhat addressed the rumor by reiterating that...

‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ could be released in March

It has been a while since developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks last released teasers for Ghostwire: Tokyo. Officially, the companies have only said the game will be released sometime this year. But an...

NFT profile pictures on Twitter will now appear as hexagonal avatars

Twitter just launched a new feature that makes NFT profile pictures easier to distinguish. As expected, it has been met with mixed reactions from users and major brands. People will find everyday debates about the pros...

Crypto.com confirms hackers stole over $30 million in cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirmed that 483 users were affected by a hacking incident detected earlier this week. The cryptocurrency exchange platform said the culprits stole more than $30 million, but that no customers lost...
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