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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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