Russia is our most dangerous neighbour

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The west failed to offer the support needed, focusing rather on who would pay Soviet debt

The Yes shock awaiting the Scots

However amicably a divorce begins, that is rarely how it ends. Talks will be bitter and prolonged

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Europe has to do whatever it takes

The new European Commission needs to take a stand for common sense and growth

The price of keeping the pound for Scots

Alternatives to the currency union exist and some might work well

Financial reform: Call to arms

Post-crisis efforts to bolster economies and create safer banks have only preserved a flawed system

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Holdouts give vultures a bad name

Argentina’s creditors should try to protect themselves from the vagaries of American judges

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Shareholders must embrace commitment

Nothing in economics is more important than how companies should be managed

Mental illness can no longer be ignored

Given the considerable economic costs to society, treatment would pay for itself

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Climate sceptics are losing their grip

Our current path is likely to cause irreversible and costly damage

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Bad advice from Basel’s Jeremiah

The Bank for International Settlements’ proposals for post-crisis policy have serious flaws

An uneven recovery is no reason to relax

When interest rates rise in the UK they are likely to hit the economy harder than before

Defend Argentina from the vultures

A creditor paid more to take on the risk of a default cannot then be surprised by it

A climate fix would ruin investors

Humanity is making risky climate bets and ExxonMobil will probably be proved right

No haven for UK halfway out of Europe

Attempts to keep privileged access to EU markets outside the EU would be an added humiliation

Three events that shaped our world

If there is one lesson from the past 100 years it is that we are doomed to co-operate

Draghi pulls another rabbit out of his hat

Further falls in inflation are likely and Japanese-style deflation is conceivable

Bold reforms aid Mexico’s growth

Spur has been big improvements in policy but also in governance

A split UK is not for a week but for ever

Politicians sound like hucksters making rival pitches in a debate that has become paltry

Disarm our doomsday machine

A crisis-prone system calls for measures to minimise the damage in the event of the inevitable

India’s election remakes our world

Modi must accelerate economic progress to benefit the vast majority, not just the elites


Martin Wolf Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) and an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham.

He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was a member of the UK government's Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. Martin's most recent publications are Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance.

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