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      How to deal with a problem child like Greece

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      Guest post: IMF Spring hubbub

      Thousands of officials, journalists, academics and market professionals will soon be in Washington DC for the spring...

    9. April 13, 2015

      World no longer listens to the deaf prophets of the west

      As Europe struggles to hold itself together and its nationalist parties preach the virtues of the old nation-state, we find...

    10. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      How will the China-led AIIB actually work?

      After China’s notable political success in registering more than 35 applicants for funding membership of the yet to be...

    11. April 13, 2015

      China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

      China has rejected Taiwan’s application to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, while...

    12. April 13, 2015

      World Bank trims east Asia growth forecasts

      The World Bank has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in east Asia, with the slowdown in China set to counter the...

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      China has a role to play in setting the 'right' standards

      With nearly 50 applicants so far, the attention of the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has shifted from...

    14. April 7, 2015

      World Bank chief endorses rival AIIB

      The World Bank’s US-appointed president has vowed to find “innovative” ways to work with a new Chinese-led Asian...

    15. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

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      PPP success in Rwanda shows potential for greater self-reliance

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    17. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

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    18. March 27, 2015

      Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

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    19. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    20. March 26, 2015

      George Osborne rejected diplomatic advice to join China-led bank

      George Osborne overrode strong objections from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when he made the decision to join China’s...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2015

      Europeans in the AIIB: a sign of Chinese weakness

      The decision of several European countries to join the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has created a...

    22. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

    23. The World

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      An economic crisis in the Russian hinterland of Karelia, which exposes over-reliance on resource extraction and state jobs,...

    24. The World

      March 25, 2015

      The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

      As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing,...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

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    26. March 24, 2015

      A rebuff of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is folly

      Britain has irritated the US by opting to become a founding member of an institution that some view as a part of China’s...

    27. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: No rabbits from the hat, but an indulgence

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    28. March 16, 2015

      Europeans defy US to join China-led development bank

      France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to follow Britain’s lead and join a China-led international development bank,...

    29. March 13, 2015

      Britain and the US at loggerheads over China

      In the celebrated “special relationship” between Britain and the US, it is unusual for one side to rebuke the other...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      Guest post: EM investors need Ethiopia on their shortlist

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    31. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2015

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    32. March 13, 2015

      Superpowers circle each other in contest to control Asia’s future

      The Anglo-American dispute over membership of a new Beijing-led development bank is one of the early chapters in the growing...

    33. March 12, 2015

      UK and US in sharp row on how to deal with rising China

      The UK’s decision to join a new China-led international financial institution has opened a sharp public dispute with the US...

    34. March 12, 2015

      IMF says ‘exceptionally high risks’ to $17.5bn Ukraine rescue

      The International Monetary Fund has offered a grim assessment of the state of the Ukrainian economy on the eve of the...

    35. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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    36. March 12, 2015

      US attacks UK’s ‘constant accommodation’ with China

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    38. March 10, 2015

      Ageing workforce poses risks for eastern Europe, says report

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