Twentieth-century Eastern European socialist economies promised comprehensive welfare benefits “from the cradle to the grave,” including generous state pensions, and had some of the lowest pension ages in the world; however, the expense of this agenda is often pointed to as a long-term cause of the collapse of these economies and its legacy as a drain on post-communist successors states’ budgets.
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Details regarding the webinar to follow.About Howard Balloch
Howard Balloch was Canada’s ambassador to China from 1996 to 2001. Since then, he has remained in China as a merchant banker. The firm he founded in 2001 was acquired in 2011 by global investment bank Canaccord Genuity. Today, Howard Balloch is Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Asia, and oversees the firm’s expansions there.