Europe's largest oil producer is effectively admitting the oil game is over and promises to divest from the industry – but it wants to play to the final whistle. Can it have it both ways?
Chinese economic integration
China and other emerging economies, frustrated by their lack of representation in global financial decision-making, could potentially create their own parallel institutions and, in the long term, construct a parallel or opposing economic system altogether.
“Hide your brightness; bide your time,” cautioned Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of modern China, who oversaw the country's "opening" into a modern state-capitalist society.