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    1. FT Data

      May 26, 2015

      Reforming Italian education: too few people with a tertiary degree and large regional differences

      “The good school” is the title of the reform to the Italian educational system proposed by the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2015

      Fighting poverty by mobilising domestic resources

      This year, global leaders could set the world on a path to overcoming extreme poverty by 2030. Achieving this will require...

    1. FT Data

      May 13, 2015

      Ireland is the wealthiest economy in Europe...or not

      Gross domestic product (GDP) – the product generated in a country- is similar to the gross national product (GNP) – the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      This is not the oil rally you're looking for

      Goldman’s commodity analysts are out with their take on last week’s oil price rally, which saw Brent oil trade just shy of...

    3. FT Data

      April 9, 2015

      Datawatch: Aid spending

        Development aid flows from some of the world’s biggest donors were roughly equal in 2014 with their all-time high of...

    4. The World

      March 18, 2015

      From Agincourt and Waterloo to Westminster

      In his Budget speech to parliament on Wednesday, the UK chancellor George Osborne indulged in the traditional needling of...

    5. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: A budget for the whole country?

        “Over the last year, the North grew faster than the South. We are seeing a truly national recovery,” George Osborne said....

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      Michael Pettis explains the euro crisis (and a lot of other things, too)

      This is literally the best analysis of the euro area’s problems we’ve ever read. You should take the time to closely read...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Development aid: 'tis the season to be cutting

      Christmas is a time for giving, but not if you are Australia. Last week the government announced the second big cut in...

    8. FT Data

      December 2, 2014

      The Big Read: Migration in numbers

      The global financial crisis of 2008 had a big impact on migration, with a million fewer people a year moving to another...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    10. Off Message

      November 26, 2014

      Scotland: the Basque Country of the United Kingdom

      Since Scots voted against independence on September 18 the Scottish National party has surged in opinion polls and appointed...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 13, 2014

      Can 1980s Europe really tell us anything about Chinese SOE reform?

      State Owned Enterprise reform optimism in one chart, courtesy of Bernstein: And here’s at least part of its foundation:...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      GlenTinto - fact or fiction

      You’ve seen the story. Now here’s some reaction. Via the natural resources desk at BofA Merrill Lynch: GLEN/RIO? 6 reasons...

    13. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      How two became three: the BoJ's struggles with forward guidance

      When governor Haruhiko Kuroda stood up in April 2013 to set out a bold new regime of monetary easing at the Bank of Japan,...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2014

      IDB joins voices calling for more, not less, industrial policy

      The best industrial policy, so the saying among some economists and policy makers famously used to go, is no industrial...

    15. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2014

      Tunisia's unfinished revolution

      It is not news that under its ousted dictator, Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali (left), Tunisia was a kleptocracy, its...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      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...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 14, 2014

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

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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