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  1. July 2, 2014

    Drug groups welcome UK push to tackle superbugs

    Drugmakers have welcomed the appointment of Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs chief economist, to lead a UK...

  2. March 31, 2013

    Bric father reshuffles his deck

    Jim O’Neill, the father of the Brics, has offered one final abbreviation before he retires as chairman of Goldman Sachs’...

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    February 5, 2013

    Goodbye, Jim O'Neill

    Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Red Knight, and all-round Mr Bric, will retire later this year, the...

  2. January 10, 2011

    This will be the year of the US comeback

    My hunch for the surprise of 2011 is that the US will positively shake people up. For many of the past few years, including...

  3. June 29, 2010

    O'Neill kicks late goal on China

    Goldman Sachs' chief economist Jim O'Neill can remove from between his teeth the hat that he offered to eat over his...

  4. June 15, 2010

    O'Neill vuvuzela

    Goldman Sachs chief economist and aspiring Manchester United owner Jim O'Neill finds himself on "urgent business" in South...

  5. May 29, 2010

    O'Neill on yellow

    Goldman Sachs economist and Manchester United bidder Jim O'Neill has a couple of yellow cards.His attempt to oust the Glazer...

  6. May 28, 2010

    A slippery slope

    Last week, Jim O'Neill was feeling quite sanguine. The chief economist at Goldman Sachs, best known for cheerleading the...

  7. March 6, 2010

    The Red Knights cannot restore United's innocence

    When Jim O'Neill isn't trying to take over Manchester United, he rules the currency market. In the late 1990s I was the FT's...

  8. March 4, 2010

    After the Brics

    Jim O'Neill, the Goldman Sachs chief economist credited with inventing the term "Bric economies", is now putting together a...

  9. March 4, 2010

    Man United owners cry foul over Goldman economist's game plan

    The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, are considering ending their relationship with Goldman Sachs because of the...

  10. March 2, 2010

    Goldman's O'Neill works on plan to buy Man United

    Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs' chief economist, is drawing up a putative plan to wrest control of Manchester United, the club...

  11. February 24, 2010

    Size of state's role emerges as big factor in Brazilian election

    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil, has made it no secret he wants voters to see October's presidential election...

  12. January 21, 2010

    Bics would be better

    Economists' forum (Anders Åslund): Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China) has become a political grouping after having been...

  13. January 18, 2010

    Developing nations' progress risks hitting the wall

    Edited excerpts from interviews with Jim O'Neill, of Goldman Sachs, and Charles Dumas, of Lombard Street Research, which can...

  14. January 18, 2010

    Sexy term that helps to focus attention on a key challenge

    The invention of the Brics by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs was a stroke of marketing genius. But does it have analytical...

  15. December 19, 2009

    'Tis the season to watch what US consumers do

    A year ago, the day after Christmas day, I was dispatched to interview shoppers on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. In spite of...

  16. July 24, 2009

    Investors are floundering in post-traumatic syndrome

    Jim O'Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, has recently been sounding out the US bank's clients over their inflation...

  17. April 8, 2009

    Roubini savours Como victory

    Sitting by the shores of Lake Como with Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill , Nouriel Roubini , the famously bearish...

  18. April 1, 2009

    G20 summit needs to focus its energy on four pressing priorities

    From Mr Jim O'Neill, Lord Stern and others. Sir, While we agree with the points in your editorial “What the G20 has to do in...

  19. January 12, 2009

    View from the Markets

    Jim O'Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, tells David Oakley, capital markets correspondent, that markets may be...

  20. July 24, 2008

    Panglossian verdict on global inequality is contradicted by poverty statistics

    From Mr Duncan Green. Sir, It seems Voltaire's Dr Pangloss is alive and well, and working for Goldman Sachs, if the example...

  21. May 22, 2008

    The indecision is final

    "Wait for the dollar to fall and the euro to rise," was the advice given in 2001 by Goldman Sachs economist Gavyn Davies to...

  22. May 6, 2008

    Brics offer investors a varied harvest

    It was in November 2001 that Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill coined the term now used to describe the rapidly emerging...

  23. April 15, 2008

    Give the IMF's dynamic new quota deal its due

    From Mr Agustin Carstens. Sir, Domenico Lombardi and Jim O'Neill (“How Europe can shape the Fund”, April 9) suggest that...

  24. April 10, 2008

    Odd optics

    Rarely have the world's two main central banks appeared to act in such a contradictory fashion. Making growth its top...

  25. February 7, 2008

    Dollar shrugs aside dismal US data

    The dollar consolidated its recent sharp gains against the euro yesterday, shrugging off concerns over the health of the US...

  26. October 9, 2007

    Brics: coherent strategy or catchy name?

    It is nearly six years since "Brics", encompassing the might of the fast-growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and...

  27. September 10, 2007

    IMF chief sees hope in market reckoning

    Rodrigo de Rato, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has said the dramatic re-pricing of risk in the...

  28. June 20, 2007

    London borough rejects £2m Goldman school offer

    One of London's most deprived boroughs has turned down a £2m offer from Goldman Sachs to build and run a state school. The...

  29. December 11, 2006

    Emerging Markets: Brics sceptics have their backs to the wall

    It is exactly five years since Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs coined the term Brics to...

  30. November 25, 2006

    Bric in the wall

    Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the day that "Brics", encompassing the might of the fast-growing economies of...

  31. September 14, 2006

    Globalisation should be praised - not diminished

    From Mr Jim O'Neill. Sir, Joseph Stiglitz's critical article on globalisation ("We have become rich countries of poor...

  32. September 5, 2006

    Observer: A sporting chance

    It has been an incredible year for the Australian soccer team, which made its second World Cup appearance this summer only...

  33. August 25, 2006

    EPC no easy solution

    From Mr David Paul. Sir, Jim O'Neill's article "Why we need an 'education policy committee' " (August 17) was interesting...

  34. July 4, 2006

    Mouth-watering

    Saturday's events in Gelsenkirchen have only increased the potential attraction of sharing dinner conversation with Sir...

  35. June 26, 2006

    Market brief: BRIC

    "BRIC stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China and is a term coined by Jim O'Neill, the Goldman Sachs' global economist,...

  36. June 24, 2006

    'EXCEPTIONAL BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY'

    'David inspired the respect and affection of all his colleagues in the Bank, and today's news has come as a shock to us...

  37. June 23, 2006

    Warm tributes paid to economic policymaker

    The sudden death of David Walton, one of the external members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, has...

  38. June 5, 2006

    There may be penalties, but economists are backing the Azzurri

    World Cup fever is gripping those parts of the globe that have made a religion out of kicking round balls into square nets....

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