Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
Muhammadu Buhari has finally put in place a cabinet that can get on with the job of running the country.
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.
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
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.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
Background briefing. How China has been given access to UK energy.
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The Chancellor has to face some hard scrutiny of a deal which would look like a communist coup under a Labour PM.
Bridging the gap. How to keep up with Dublin.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals.
While the Newcastle council decision may not trigger divestment from fossil fuels, it is a chance for the port to consider its future direction.
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?
Questions are being asked whether the new funding formula will affect output in science journals.
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.
Humans are irrational. Superheroes also.
Let's face facts. Behavioural finance shows you are not to be trusted with your retirement planning.
Are savers and pensioners in the chancellor’s sights?
Badly Drawn Dad
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.
Obama and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Concerns have been raised that the mammoth infrastructure projects taking place across Africa provide only a short-term jobs boost.
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.
Heading for a fall. An investor watches on as Chinese stocks tumbled earlier this month.
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Beijing needs to learn to let go of untameable markets and allow the sector into the 21st century.
Blessed are the bean counters? New investment in Greece could drive development.
Investment for profit and development should lie at the heart of a solution for the imbalances in Greece and Europe.
Norway: a flag bearer for ethical investment?
Sovereign Wealth Funds have about $7 trillion to invest in the companies we work for -- and new research shows that the biggest of them brings some extra benefits.
A little employee love goes a long way. Southwest Airlines shows how a company can be rewarded for valuing its workers.
The economy is creating the most jobs in 15 years, but only a substantial investment in our crumbling infrastructure and underpaid workforce will ensure they last.
Lloyds Bank has cancelled a high paying bond to the detriment of many of its savers.
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If you need a reminder of how complex investing in the stock market can be, look no further than the row currently raging between Lloyds Bank and up to 100,000 investors who helped to bail it out in 2009…
A tangled web. Helping infrastructure make connections.
Every time we turn on a tap, switch on a light or drive to the shops we are relying on the infrastructures that make our modern economy work. These infrastructures are being developed to meet new challenges…
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round.
There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…
To date, all human economic activity has depended on the material and energy resources of a single planet; understandably, perhaps. It is conceivable though that future advances in space exploration could…