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    1. December 16, 2014

      Make policy for real, not ideal, humans

      Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. This famous remark of the German philosopher,...

    2. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout in...

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    1. Working in the International Public Sector

      Want to work for the UN or Oxfam? Get ready for a fast-changing world...
    2. The Future of Development Banks 2012

      The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing o...
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    1. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s corporate tax reforms offer chance to expand the base while making rate cuts

      Portugal’s tax and structural reforms have boosted its business profile. It rose from 51st to 36th in the World Economic...

    2. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Ebola: The economic damage is mounting

      This year’s Ebola outbreak has been a heart-wrenching humanitarian tragedy. Almost 6,000 people, all but a handful in West...

    3. December 2, 2014

      Kenyan dairy farmers aim to raise yields and process more milk

      “There’s nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of his cow,” says Tim Chesire as he gazes out over a field...

    4. November 24, 2014

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown to chair election technology group SGO

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to become chairman of the world’s leading provider of election technology this week. The peer...

    5. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Asian stocks surged on China’s interest rate cut last week, which renewed hopes of faster growth in the region’s biggest...

    6. November 23, 2014

      World Bank warns of climate perils

      A “frightening world” of global instability lies ahead unless governments tackle the threat of man-made climate change, the...

    7. November 23, 2014

      How to respond to new patterns of world trade

      Where has all the trade gone? Looking at the figures, a casual observer might conclude that globalisation is in crisis....

    8. November 23, 2014

      Countries pool resources for hydro power project

      The Ruzizi river forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and both Rwanda and Burundi. It thus runs...

    9. November 20, 2014

      UK slips two places to 16th in global table for business tax

      Britain has slipped two places down a league table of business tax systems published by the World Bank, in spite of George...

    10. November 20, 2014

      The World Bank risks sliding into irrelevance

      A few years ago, turmoil at the world’s main development bank would have generated headlines across the globe. Today it...

    11. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      Guest post: China's shadow finance risks start to ebb

      By Xiao Qi, China Confidential China’s shadow finance sector has become a global concern. The International Monetary Fund...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      'Peak Trade' and China's role in 5 charts...

      An article in today’s FT quotes some new research in which economists at the IMF and the World Bank warn that – in the...

    13. November 19, 2014

      World Bank dramatically reduces projection of Ebola’s economic toll

      The World Bank has downgraded its estimate of the economic impact of the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The figure...

    14. November 19, 2014

      Man tests positive for Ebola at Delhi airport

      A 26-year-old Indian man who returned from Liberia this month after recovering from Ebola is being kept in isolation at...

    15. November 18, 2014

      IMF and World Bank warn of ‘peak trade’

      The global economy is unlikely to see the same heated growth in trade that fuelled globalisation before the 2008 financial...

    16. FT Data

      November 18, 2014

      Open data and government contracts

      In total around $9.5 trillion is estimated to be spent by governments on contracts with various businesses and other...

    17. November 15, 2014

      G20 leaders call for global action to tackle Ebola

      G20 leaders have issued a call for global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in Africa, urging governments that have not...

    18. November 14, 2014

      G20 poised to take steps to tackle Ebola

      World leaders gathering at this weekend’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies are expected to agree on new steps to...

    19. The A-List

      November 14, 2014

      G20 summit: Leaders must urge Juncker to steer Europe back on the road to recovery

      On the eve of this year’s Group of 20 summit, Europe is once again at the forefront of risks to the global economy....

    20. November 12, 2014

      G20 to consider plans to create pandemic fighting fund

      Plans for a multibillion-dollar emergency fund to tackle future pandemics will be floated at the Group of 20 summit of major...

    21. November 10, 2014

      IFC arm of World Bank issues 10bn rupee ‘masala bond’

      Another step to help internationalise the Indian rupee has been taken with the issuing of a Rs10bn offshore Indian currency...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2014

      G20 takes aim at anonymous companies

      Try to guess the weapon of choice common to Mexico’s infamous Los Zetos drugs cartel, a gang of Moldovan people traffickers...

    23. November 4, 2014

      Datawatch: the internet's population

      The number of internet users hit 3bn on Monday, about 40 per cent of the world’s population. The first billion was reached...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Guest post: the World Bank's 'Doing Business' should pick a methodology and stick with it

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute In some media outlets, the publication of the 2015 Doing Business report by the World...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Zimbabwe ponders the struggle to industrialise

      As the world’s least industrialised region with a youthful and fast-growing workforce, African policymakers have for decades...

    26. November 3, 2014

      Notebook: India is a nation in need of a trade deal with itself

      It was easy to calculate road trip times when we lived in the wide open spaces of southern Africa. The rule of thumb was to...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2014

      'Doing Business' survey at World Bank has a new look, but China will still not be happy

      The World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” rankings have long been a favourite grousing point for policymakers in the...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Will Tunisia's polls free the Mediterranean tiger?

      Hopes are high for Tunisia’s economy after Nida Tunis, the country’s main secular party, won power in the second free...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Venezuela and Exxon: another round?

      Wasn’t it the case that the compensation Venezuela was ordered to pay Exxon by a World Bank arbitration tribunal was a...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Poverty in the Horn of Africa: donors step in

      What links a middle-income powerhouse growing at 5 per cent a year with a failed state limping in with a $2.6bn economy and...

    31. October 27, 2014

      Jim Yong Kim finds mission in Ebola crisis

      When Jim Yong Kim took over as president of the World Bank in July 2012, his professional background came under scrutiny....

    32. October 24, 2014

      US governors order Ebola quarantine

      A healthcare worker detained after returning to the US from west Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus but remains...

    33. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Four things to watch for in China's economic data

      By Gabriel Wildau and Lucy Hornby The quarterly release of China’s GDP figures has turned into a mini-drama, with reporters...

    36. October 17, 2014

      US and UK make fresh calls for action on Ebola

      The US and Britain made fresh pleas on Friday for all countries to “come together” and get “all hands on deck” to fight the...

    37. The A-List

      October 15, 2014

      An underfunded WHO is incapable of fighting Ebola

      Protective clothing at a WHO training centre in Liberia  © PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images Now that Ebola has reached the US...

    38. October 10, 2014

      Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

      As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic...

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