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  1. beyondbrics

    13 hours ago

    Brazil's central bank and OECD agree: outlook is dismal

    Another week and yet another cut in the consensus on Brazilian GDP growth this year. The central bank’s weekly survey of 100...

  2. beyondbrics

    17 hours ago

    South Korea declares war on tobacco

    South Korea, which has one of the highest numbers of smokers per capita among member countries of the Organisation for...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    More on the US-China bilateral trade balance

    As a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post on the impact of US trade with China on US employment and incomes, we thought it...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: turmoil laps around the Gulf, but prospects remain bright

    By John Sfakianakis Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt are all part of a region which has been consumed by anarchy,...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    Abenomics is working for Japanese women

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that his country’s women are its “most underutilized resource”. They are much...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    De-financialising the real economy

    Mariana Mazzucato organiser of this week’s Mission-Oriented Finance conference in London and RM Phillips Professor in the...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Guest post: the free ride to convergence is over; EMs must boost productivity

    By Mario Pezzini of the OECD The year 2010 was a turning point. What we didn’t know at the time – but what new data just...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

    Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Turkey needs a "restrictive" monetary policy - OECD

    Turkey should adopt a “sufficiently restrictive” monetary policy to dampen inflation and balance growth or remain at the...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Not so fast: why the EM 'convergence' story is losing steam

    For years, the big-picture, long-term story in the global economy has been that of convergence. The dates and metrics vary...

  9. Gavyn Davies

    June 8, 2014

    Can the Great Recession ever be repaired?

    The US employment report on Friday was notable because it showed that the number of jobs in the American economy now exceeds...

  10. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Guest post: Poland should be a source of inspiration

    By Marcin Piatkowski of the World Bank Today, Poland is celebrating the 25th anniversary of elections that ushered in a new...

  11. Money Supply

    May 23, 2014

    The power of start-ups

    The importance of small and medium-sized enterprises as engines of job creation is a well-established economic fact. In...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equities put in a mixed performance, with Australian stocks declining as miners tracked iron ore prices lower...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Guest post: Modi's task is Thatcher-style revolution

    By Srivatsa Krishna There is enormous speculation about the complexion of the economic regime of Narendra Modi now that he...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    Guest post: Modi’s India will be the new global growth pole

    By Prasenjit Basu, The OECD has cut its global growth forecast for 2014 because of the persistent...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    IDB: LatAm lagging behind on broadband access

    Latin America and the Caribbean have some catching up to do in the provision of broadband internet services, according to a...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    Negative economic outlook for BRICs - OECD

    Indicators designed by the OECD to give a six-month lead in identifying shifts in the business cycles of key economies are...

  17. FT Data

    May 8, 2014

    Guest post: Toy industry hit by lack of babies

    By Paul Hodges The toy industry is going through difficult times as Lex highlighted recently. Profits at Toys R Us have...

  18. FT Data

    May 6, 2014

    In charts: UK self-employment

    Britain’s flexible labour market has worked relatively well since the financial crisis. Predictions of mass unemployment...

  19. Money Supply

    May 6, 2014

    The permanent damage from the crisis

    The world has known since Reinhart and Rogoff’s classic “This time is different” that financial crises are likely to cause...

  20. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2014

    Guest post: developing countries must be at the heart of global tax reform

    By Winnie Byanyima of Oxfam International After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders...

  21. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2014

    By some measures, China is far from a behemoth

    This news that China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy in purchasing power parity terms has...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2014

    Study finds Brazil's state to be tax-guzzling, inefficient

    You cannot stay one day in Brazil without hearing someone complain about high taxes and poor public services. According to...

  23. Money Supply

    April 16, 2014

    The productivity puzzle: New Zealand edition

    The UK has spent years fretting about its dismal productivity performance in the wake of the financial crisis, but it’s no...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The remarkable productivity stagnation of the US construction sector

    For the nearly half-century through 2012, annual labour productivity growth in the US construction sector averaged close to...

  25. April 8, 2014

    The US participation rate

    Before the recession of 2008/09, the US economy grew fairly consistently at about 3 per cent a year. This was, for example,...

  26. Money Supply

    April 8, 2014

    Are toffs better at running the public finances?

      Britain’s finance minister George Osborne is off to Washington this week to give an “I told you so” speech about the...

  27. Gavyn Davies

    April 6, 2014

    The future for real interest rates

    The OECD pointed out last week that the ratio of public debt/GDP will reach all time historic highs in 2014, at about 120...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT NEWS ** Viktor Yanukovich says deal reached to end Ukraine’s crisis | Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovich...

  30. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at China, where copper is still yet to emerge from the shadows. Joseph...

  31. FT Alphaville

    February 11, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mark Thoma on how Keynes would handle an abnormally slow recovery. - Chris Dillow’s alternative...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 5, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's attacks on the rule of law and why they matter for business

    By Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University Hungary was once the precocious child of post-communist transition, garnering...

  33. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    Deflation, now vs then

    Now vs 2009 that is, when a brief flirtation with deflation in the eurozone proved short lived and provided ammunition for...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 4, 2014

    Participation rate hysteresis, labour market slack, and why it doesn't have to matter

    It’s been easy to lose track of the dueling research papers and notes published in the last year that have tried to discern...

  35. The World

    January 28, 2014

    Hot flows Vs FDI: Companies still betting long term on emerging markets

    Amid all the questions about whether we are seeing a repeat of the 1990s emerging market crises, it is worth asking a simple...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Davos wrap: EM winners (Mexico) and losers (Brazil)

    It would be exaggerated to call Davos the “money Oscars”, as Jon Stewart did on the Daily Show. But this year, WEF...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    OECD on Hungary: struggling for more than meagre growth

    Mihaly Varga, Hungary’s economy minister, may champion a recent turnaround in his country’s economy and the unorthodox...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bubbles as a deflationary escape chute: Izzy agrees with Brad Delong that raising the...

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