Time to reorder the flags?
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Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
Mind the gap: Britain will need to raise rates with care.
Why do interest rates have to go up, and what's stopping central bankers doing it right now?
Is Britain offering enough protection for its diverse pool of small businesses?
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.
Running the economy is a bit like running a race…
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My buddy is training for his third Chicago Marathon. I’m preparing for a 10K mud-run. He’s really fit and a family nurse practitioner, so I seek his advice on how to get in shape and what to eat. His advice…
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
Doing the numbers dance.
The arithmetic for town halls and previously endangered Whitehall departments is now distinctly rosier.
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
Set in stone?
A Greek default and exit from the eurozone might cost the UK the odd billion here and there, but the real risks are in a nervous banking sector and the devastating potential of Brexit.
Putting improvements to the northern lines on hold could pull the rug from under Osborne's plans for northern cities.
The icons of state funding could submerge the rest.
Simon & His Camera
Keeping taxes lower and protecting the government services most dear to our hearts has huge implications for everyone.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
A protest in San Juan against government cuts.
Puerto Rico's economic woes have led some analysts to compare it to Greece. Paradoxically, Puerto Rico's colonial status explains both its growth and the impending financial debacle.
Cuts are not quite as advertised.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
Different flight paths, same goals. Heathrow and Gatwick.
NATS Press Office
Once we've voted them in, politicians might just have the guts to make a decision on new flights capacity. But it is likely they will still dodge the decision we really need.
Try to look past the apostrophe…
The election campaign has so far skirted round the genuine dangers which face whoever is in Downing Street next month.
Making it count. Why voters vote.
While Conservative pundits wonder why high scores for economic competence aren't boosting poll numbers, some clues might lie away from financial measures.
Plaid Cymru’s tax policies won’t go far unless they address productivity.
Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Though the Plaid Cymru manifesto contains some commendable fiscal reforms, the measures are unlikely to boost productivity.
Watch out, Mark - Plaid Cymru want to change your remit.
Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
According to our expert, Plaid Cymru has some sensible financial and monetary policies... and some less sensible, too.
Plaid Cymru will appeal to voters who oppose austerity.
Plaid's numbers on growth add up, but their policies could end up costing the taxpayer.
Then NSW treasurer and now Premier Mike Baird, shaking hands in 2013 to mark the handover of Port Botany under a 99-year lease – the same period as has been proposed to lease state electricity assets to private operators.
Privatising public assets is like a tradesperson selling her or his tools when facing a temporary income shortfall. Much better to borrow at low interest rates and productively invest those funds.