Making land governance work in practice is easier said than done. The process of agreeing to international guidelines has been intensely political – as is their implementation.
Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
Ballooning borrowing to invest in the housing market is impeding investment in the real economy, holding back investment in skills and jobs, and driving up inequality.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
The Italian government tried to limit the type of companies that could use crowd-sourced funding with poor results, Australia can learn from this.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
The UK spent much of the late 20th century voting to sell off public services – but now support is growing for a renationalisation programme.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.
Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
The Chancellor has to face some hard scrutiny of a deal which would look like a communist coup under a Labour PM.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals?
Amid jeers of hypocrisy and cheers of climate leadership, what can we really say about this policy move in one of New South Wales' historic coal towns?
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.
Let's face facts. Behavioural finance shows you are not to be trusted with your retirement planning.
A "triple lock" election commitment to keep taxes down is just pushing the pursuit of revenue into other areas -- with the threat of more to come.