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Could Biosimilars Reduce Cost of Treating NCDs? - Dinar Kale

17 February 2017

Despite their potential, the challenge of overcoming the gap between availability and affordability for low-income populations remains.

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The Environmental Costs of Trump's Wall - Shonil Bhagwat

15 February 2017

As Donald Trump pushes ahead with his plan, Shonil Bhagwat argues we should be building wildlife bridges on the US-Mexico border – not walls.

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Banks Like RBS Still Look Risky, But Getting Too Tough Could Cause Greater Problems - Alan Shipman

4 January 2017

After RBS fails the Bank of England's stress tests, Alan Shipman explores why eight years of economic recovery haven't cured the banking woes.

 

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Spatial Models and Wicked Problems - Belinda Wu

30 December 2016

How might spatial models and analyses help overcome longstanding issues related to development?

 

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Autumn Statement 2016: Tories Shift to Growth Strategy in an Ed Balls-Style Pirouette - Alan Shipman

28 December 2016

Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.

 

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Tanzania's Social Media Policing Increases Risks of Government Abuse - Charlotte Cross

2 November 2016

Rather than fraud, the biggest cyber security concern for many Tanzanians is the risk of inadvertently becoming a perpetrator of politically-defined cybercrime.

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How to Implement the People-centred Element of the New Urban Agenda? - Philipp Horn

25 October 2016

The UN Habitat III conference sees calls for research to make sure that people – not profit – are at forefront of local implementation practices.

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Kenyan and Tanzanian Medicine Producers Deserve a Shot in the Arm - Samuel Wangwe & Maureen Mackintosh

30 September 2016

Local production of medicines can create a win-win situation for health and employment.

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Banking 'Shake-Up' Relies Too Much on Customers Shopping Around - Jonquil Lowe

6 September 2016

A common cry from regulators is that customers must shop around for the best offer – but research shows households rarely look for a better banking deal.

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How Bank of England Rate Cut Will Hit Personal Finances - Jonquil Lowe

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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