Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
The arithmetic for town halls and previously endangered Whitehall departments is now distinctly rosier.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
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.
Keeping taxes lower and protecting the government services most dear to our hearts has huge implications for everyone.
Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
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.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
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.
The election campaign has so far skirted round the genuine dangers which face whoever is in Downing Street next month.
While Conservative pundits wonder why high scores for economic competence aren't boosting poll numbers, some clues might lie away from financial measures.
Though the Plaid Cymru manifesto contains some commendable fiscal reforms, the measures are unlikely to boost productivity.
According to our expert, Plaid Cymru has some sensible financial and monetary policies... and some less sensible, too.
Plaid's numbers on growth add up, but their policies could end up costing the taxpayer.
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.
The headline on each Intergenerational Report has focused on the fiscal calamity that might await us: but there is a more positive message.
China supplanted the US as Africa's biggest partner in 2009, but the Americans are hoping to catch up.
Not too long ago, state capitalism was considered a relic of the mid-20th century. Not anymore.
Do politicians really have to choose between being pro-development or pro-environment? No, says Allan Dale, and Queensland's new government has the chance to prove it.