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    1. June 29, 2014

      Algeria’s success in World Cup puts focus on Africa’s failure

      After Algeria drew with Russia to reach the knockout stages, there were celebrations across the country. Fans waving...

    2. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      India’s equity markets continue to hit new record highs, as investors cherish hopes of a strong Modi-led government that...

    1. Off Message

      February 11, 2014

      Miliband finds 'the new centre ground of politics'

      “Equality of What?” asked Amartya Sen in 1979. The question pithily captures the defining debate of the political left. On...

    2. December 4, 2013

      India is out of the woods but a long way from safe

      New Delhi is no longer in panic mode. After a few really dicey months this summer when the rupee was sinking and the...

    3. October 16, 2013

      Global institutions need revamp, Oxford Martin Commission warns

      The world’s governing institutions are in dire need of a revamp to make them relevant to the 21st century and should all be...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      S Asia education Pt2: Sri Lanka's schools offer hope

      Investors may not look at school attainment rates very often but perhaps they ought to. Study the indicators and you see...

    5. September 27, 2013

      The sun sets on the west

      There’s a story the American writer PJ O’Rourke loves to tell about anti-Americanism. Covering Lebanon’s civil war in 1984,...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 5, 2013

      Further reading: friends and theft

      Monday’s morsels from the BB team: stealing elections is a dying art; the oil market under threat; is the PBoC tightening by...

    7. July 16, 2013

      India eases curbs on foreign direct investment to boost growth

      India has further opened its economy to foreign direct investment in the latest attempt by reformers in the government of...

    8. July 12, 2013

      The Delhi dilemma

      An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions, by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen, Allen Lane, RRP£20/Princeton, RRP$29.95...

    9. May 19, 2013

      A robust defence of India’s growth story

      Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth In India Reduced Poverty and The Lessons For Other Developing Countries, by Jagdish...

    10. The A-List

      December 28, 2012

      The east will rise above the west

      The number 13 is unlucky in Western minds. It is not in Asian minds. This may explain in part why many Westerners view 2013...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 4, 2012

      Grim unemployment stats du jour

      Eurozone unemployment depression is naturally even more divergent on a regional level. Data released by Eurostat reveals...

    12. April 6, 2012

      Let’s lose the religious labels

      You’d almost think Muslims really do control the world. Certainly the American and French elections seem to be mostly about...

    13. February 28, 2012

      Well-being report inspired ONS work

      A report commissioned by Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, from Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate...

    14. February 17, 2012

      Why I’m happy to be a parasite

      I know how bankers feel. We journalists are also watching a public inquest into our profession, and it’s not pretty either....

    15. beyondbrics

      December 24, 2011

      Amartya Sen: snakes and ladders

      Like all good boys and girls, the readers of beyondbrics deserve their Christmas presents. So here for our loyal followers –...

    16. beyondbrics

      December 24, 2011

      EUseless Christmas presents, socks and the Li Ning Tower of Pisa

      Happy holidays from all of us at beyondbrics. Next week we’re running a series of guest posts on emerging markets in 2012,...

    17. December 14, 2011

      Nobel economist blasts Europe’s austerity plans

      By James Lamont in New Delhi Amartya Sen, the Harvard university professor and Nobel laureate, has sharply criticised...

    18. December 14, 2011

      India and China voice growth fears

      India has warned that emerging market economies are beginning to “falter”, as China’s top economic policymakers described...

    19. September 30, 2011

      Maps maketh the man …

      Cost Centre #3’s tone was anxious: “Mum, the GPS has gone down.” He pointed to the screen of the standalone GPS, which was...

    20. August 5, 2011

      Many hats, not just one

      A while ago I wrote a column lamenting the decline of hat-wearing, especially among men. I connected that decline to the...

    21. June 15, 2011

      Keep the faith. ‘Plan B’ is not the answer

      Are tax increases and public spending cuts wrecking the recovery? Those who say “yes” are impressive, diverse and vocal. Ed...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2011

      Carstens in India: a winner?

      When Agustin Carstens calls on New Delhi on Friday, India’s leaders will take care to be even-handed. The visit of the...

    23. June 9, 2011

      Good servants can make bad masters

      The expression “good servants and bad masters” has been applied to so many things: technology, government officials,...

    24. June 5, 2011

      Relieving India’s growth pains

      Only a while ago, India’s leaders seemed convinced the economy was on the verge of 10 per cent growth. Those dreams are now...

    25. April 15, 2011

      Getting Better

      Getting Better, by Charles Kenny, Basic Books, RRP£15.99, 256 pages In the late 19th century Queen Victoria, despite...

    26. March 25, 2011

      The Diary: Fatima Bhutto

      To India, where I’m on a panel with Germaine Greer. We have been invited to the India Today Conclave to discuss whether or...

    27. January 12, 2011

      How oil affects the price of peas in China

      Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Indonesian president, has launched a national drive to encourage his countrymen to grow their...

    28. January 4, 2011

      Jailed doctor tests Indian tolerance

      For more than two decades Binayak Sen, a paediatrician, served the neglected tribal population of India’s remote central...

    29. December 28, 2010

      Healthcare system failing poor Indians

      A semi-nomadic shepherd who spends each rainy season grazing his flock in a remote forest in south India recently travelled...

    30. December 27, 2010

      What do happiness yardsticks add up to?

      The observation that “what is measured counts” underpins much of the dissatisfaction with national accounts and gross...

    31. December 22, 2010

      High growth fails to feed India’s hungry

      The toll booths on the expressway between New Delhi, India’s capital, and the satellite city of Gurgaon tell their own story...

    32. December 21, 2010

      Nobel laureate attacks India on growth

      The Indian fixation with surpassing China’s rate of economic growth is “very stupid” as a measure of the nation’s...

    33. December 6, 2010

      Charity offers hope for malnourished Pygmy groups

      All smiles: the FT’s seasonal appeal will help members of the Pygmy settlement of Wodo Dobili in the Central African...

    34. November 22, 2010

      Asia: Poised for a shift

      Fan club: Women do their morning exercises on the Bund in Shanghai. Markets such as China are ever more profitable for...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: A paralysed, diminished America This weekend’s Nato...

    36. November 19, 2010

      Call no man happy until he is a government statistic

      The British government is apparently planning to measure our happiness. Stop smirking – this is serious business. Happiness...

    37. October 26, 2010

      How the British prefer to register displeasure

      The economic downturn, and the measures that have followed it, have provoked public discontent in many countries. But the...

    38. October 22, 2010

      Bhutan and Coke join hands for happiness

      The pursuit of gross national happiness as a measure of progress has been given a fillip by the world’s economic crisis,...

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