China uses regulation to protect state-owned companies and increase authoritarian rule.
Trial program hopes to address local government debt problems.
Europe is increasingly adopting its own form of adversarial legalism.
Initial conviction under new law may not stem criticisms of government enforcement policies.
European privacy protection raises questions about optimal level of regulation.
A recent judgment undermines legitimacy in risk regulation.
Productivity Commission to report on prioritizing, evaluating regulatory reform.
Private international organizations increasingly set the rules for business activity around the world, but domestic institutions still matter even in setting global rules.
The SEC eliminates references to CRA ratings from its rules, while the EU increases its oversight of CRAs.
Lawmakers study the nuclear disaster in Japan and debate the necessity of improvements to American nuclear safety.
Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.