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  1. February 21, 2014

    Esther Freud on Zambia’s campaign against male violence

    It is the start of Zambia’s 16-day annual national campaign against gender-based violence, and in Lusaka there is a march...

  2. February 2, 2014

    SodaStream chief hits back at critics of Scarlett Johansson

    The chief executive of SodaStream, the Israeli maker of home fizzy-drink dispensers, has hit back at critics of his company...

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  1. January 30, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson severs ties with Oxfam over SodaStream ad deal

    The actress Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with the charity Oxfam after coming under intense criticism from...

  2. January 28, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson goes viral in anti-Israel settler campaign

    “If only I could make this message go viral,” Scarlett Johansson muses in her new advertisement for SodaStream, the Israeli...

  3. January 24, 2014

    Unequal societies in a more equal world

    ‘The richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population...

  4. January 19, 2014

    IMF warns on threat of income inequality

    The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the threat posed to the global economy by growing income inequality as the...

  5. January 3, 2014

    Syrian refugees stage Euripides’ ‘The Trojan Women’

    It’s early November and I’m sitting nervously in a huge grey conference room at the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute, a...

  6. December 8, 2013

    World diary: December 9 - December 15

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Expectations rise of US taper buying decision • See a full guide to the week’s...

  7. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2013

    Just how big is Barclays in MSBs?

    That’s Money Service Businesses — bureaux de change, cheque-cashing services… money remitters. That makes them sound small....

  8. November 4, 2013

    Concern grows as low earners win ‘living wage’ rise

    Tens of thousands of low-paid workers are to receive a pay rise of up to £400 a year as a result of an increase in the...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Colombia: Cargill accused of overbuying land

    Land ownership has always been a hot issue in Colombia, and it is regarded as the underlying cause of the internal armed...

  10. September 29, 2013

    World diary: September 30 – October 6

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Attention returns to Eurozone optimism • See a full guide to the week’s Economic...

  11. September 24, 2013

    ‘Stern 2’ to review economic costs of tackling climate change

    The UK has teamed up with Norway, Sweden and four other nations to launch an $8.9m assessment of the economic costs and...

  12. September 12, 2013

    IMF says prospects for West Bank and Gaza Strip are ‘dim’

    International aid organisations on Thursday painted a bleak picture of near-term economic and political prospects for the...

  13. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2013

    Guest post: G20 must rewrite global rules on corporate tax

    By Emma Seery of Oxfam While disagreements over Syria are likely to dominate the annual G20 summit in St Petersburg this...

  14. August 26, 2013

    Somalis fear loss of remittances as Barclays plans exit

    Each time relatives send cash to Mohamed Ali Mohamud, it helps him not only to pay his own bills, but to sustain dozens of...

  15. July 29, 2013

    Pilot programme transfers much-needed money to Syrian refugees

    The Western Union outlet set up just outside the north Lebanon city of Tripoli earlier this month was a far cry from other...

  16. July 2, 2013

    Oil groups win US court case on disclosure

    Oil companies have won a court victory against the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the financial regulator, over new...

  17. June 26, 2013

    Auction of donated books raises £16,000 for Oxfam

    Oxfam has raised over £16,000 at an auction of 27 rare books donated to its network of charity shops over the past year. The...

  18. June 20, 2013

    The supply chain inquisitor

    Rachel Wilshaw feels conflic­ted about making a business case for human rights. There is something depressing about trotting...

  19. June 13, 2013

    UK living standards drop to lowest level in a decade

    The incomes of those in their sixties and seventies have continued to rise since the recession while those in their twenties...

  20. June 11, 2013

    Consumers: The ethical way is an easy lifestyle choice

    In barely a year “shwopping” has entered the British lexicon. Fronted by actress Joanna Lumley, the initiative urges the 21m...

  21. June 11, 2013

    Supply chain: Groups face rising concern on safety

    Corporate attitudes to supply chain sustainability are undergoing a deep and difficult transformation. In the recent past,...

  22. June 11, 2013

    Campaigns: NGOs get handy with stick and carrot

    In February this year, Oxfam released a briefing paper titled “Behind the Brands” assessing the social and environmental...

  23. June 6, 2013

    Unilever and Nestlé join aid charities to call for biofuel curbs

    Unilever and Nestlé have joined development non-governmental organisations in calling on David Cameron to use the Group of...

  24. May 30, 2013

    Call for inquiry after UK sees rise in emergency food aid

    Charities are demanding a parliamentary inquiry into poverty as a report says that more than half a million people in the UK...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    May 20, 2013

    Syrian refugee Jamal plays with a toy gun

    Hussein Malla/AP Jamal, an 11-year old Syrian refugee (left), points his toy gun as he plays with his friend at a temporary...

  26. May 3, 2013

    Cambridgeshire Ukip voters ‘shake a stick’ at mainstream parties

    Adrian Tucker is angry. Standing outside the Oxfam shop on Huntingdon High Street, he is one of those British voters who...

  27. April 28, 2013

    London promotes social impact fund

    The City of London Corporation has made its first forays into social impact investments, in an effort to catalyse...

  28. April 25, 2013

    Ann Grant: Diplomat turns banker to make new contribution

    It was the chance to travel that beckoned when Ann Grant, then 17, applied to work as a volunteer overseas after leaving...

  29. April 25, 2013

    Provision: Private sector role remains elusive

    The US government may be among the strongest defenders of the free market but it has found itself in unusual company in...

  30. April 2, 2013

    UN backs global arms trade treaty

    The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the first-ever global arms trade treaty that seeks to regulate...

  31. March 18, 2013

    From boycotts to business briefs

    A strange alchemy is under way. As big business stakes claims to being more charitable, charities are becoming more...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2013

    Guest post: Tackling inequality, the Brazilian experience

    By Duncan Green of Oxfam The Brics grouping of countries is starting to generate some interesting conversations of its own....

  33. March 3, 2013

    Oxfam takes food fight to Belgium

    Oxfam’s fight to stamp out trading in food commodities is heading for Belgium, following its success with similar campaigns...

  34. March 3, 2013

    Food price speculation taken off the menu

    An Oxfam report that accuses banks trading agricultural commodities of “speculating on hunger” is transmitting high-voltage...

  35. February 17, 2013

    A mild-mannered toughie

    Dame Barbara Stocking, the outgoing chief executive of Oxfam, the anti-poverty charity, has advice for her peers in the...

  36. January 27, 2013

    Syrian refugees hit by aid funding crisis

    Syrians left homeless or hungry by the country’s civil war face a massive shortfall in humanitarian aid as the United...

  37. January 24, 2013

    Education: Obstacles still block path to girls’ schooling

    Pictures of Malala Yousafzai leaving hospital this month served as a reminder of both the threats to girls’ education from...

  38. December 12, 2012

    Hong Kong increases minimum wage

    The Hong Kong government said it would raise the minimum wage by 7 per cent in May next year as it tries to allay concerns...

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