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Does austerity promote economic growth?
According to recent studies, in most cases spending cuts have a tendency to weaken economies.
Last updated: 28 Jan 2012 12:44 GMT
The neuroeconomics revolution
Much of modern economic and financial theory is based on the assumption that people are rational, says author.
Last updated: 25 Nov 2011 09:45 GMT
'Goldman Sachs rules the world'
A self-described financial 'expert' makes incendiary remarks about bankers but former Goldman traders disagree.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2011 08:33 GMT
The great debt scare
The drop in economic confidence was sharper in July 2011 than it was in 2008, due to fears of a US debt default.
Last updated: 26 Sep 2011 16:10 GMT
Economy, insure thyself
Japan could have mitigated financial fallout with proper catastrophe insurance, such as GDP "trill" bonds.
Last updated: 30 May 2011 11:55 GMT
The next market bubbles: Food and farm land
By 2010, US farm prices fell only 5 per cent from their 2008 peak, compared with 37 per cent for home prices.
Last updated: 26 Mar 2011 13:57 GMT
Global imbalances without tears
Excessive debt concentrations, rather than hot capital inflows, are causing global economic imbalances.
Last updated: 03 Mar 2011 12:08 GMT
Economists 'blind to reality'
Economists ignored human factor in run-up to financial crisis, says Samah El-Shahat.
China Buys The World
Last updated: 03 Sep 2009 12:24 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
Spain's rightward plunge
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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