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25 August 2016

As the Bank of England cuts interest rates to a historic low of 0.25% and injects further quantitative easing, Jonquil Lowe explores the potential effects.

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13 June 2016

As Ecuador responds to its worst humanitarian disaster in decades, will govt follow a top-down, or a more participatory, reconstruction approach?

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8 June 2016

One of the worst-hit countries during the financial crisis has regained economic strength inside a gilded cage – which it can now melt down to re-sell the gold.

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2 June 2016

New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.


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13 May 2016

Were peasant cultivators in India who resisted colonial demands to grow more export crops forebears of food sovereignty movement?

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3 May 2016

As Colombia edges towards peace, longstanding issues of poverty and rural development must be faced if it is to last.

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25 April 2016

New York clings firmly to its system of rent control, but London's housing market has changed too much to re-introduce them.

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29 March 2016

Integrating local schemes into research and policy processes could lead to improved indicators for nutrition, food security and incomes.


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23 March 2016

Two new reports from the NAO offer a telling reminder that within the financial services sector, crime forms part of normal business practice.


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4 March 2016

Rather than trying to play catch-up, African pharmaceutical companies need manufacturing systems which meet users' needs both quickly and cheaply.