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  1. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    OSCE Roadmap points the way to Ukraine resolution: Part Two

    This second blog looks at the downside risks and attempts to form a view of the OSCE's chances of brokering and encouraging a favorable resolution of what is, at bottom, a highly dangerous situation.

  2. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Greek economy picks up but danger still lurks

    In its latest quarterly report on the Greek economy, the Athens-based Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research says that the Greek economy is at a turning point and could finally start to expand during the course of 2014.

  3. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Asset management: a sector in urgent need of an overhaul

    The finger of blame for the global financial crisis of 2007-09, which saw hundreds of banks worldwide dump their losses on taxpayers and whose fallout continues to be felt six years on, has been pointed in a number of directions.

  4. Finance Blogger: Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A Light Unto Cities

    Last month, a remarkable gathering occurred in Medellín, Colombia. Some 22,000 people came together to attend the World Urban Forum and discuss the future of cities. The focus was on creating “cities for life” – that is, on promoting equitable development in the urban environments in which a majority of the world’s citizens already live, and in which two thirds will reside by the year 2050.

  5. Finance Blogger: Kenneth Rogoff

    Where Is the Inequality Problem?

    There are many practical policies that can be adopted to reduce inequality.

  6. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Can inequality be reduced without harming growth? Part One

    Back in January 2012 I wrote a blog headed: Why Income Inequality is Killing the US Economy. Clearly, as I write this two years and a couple of months later, the US economy hasn't exactly died yet, but income inequality in the US continues to sharpen. How does this impact the economy?

  7. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Kenya's prospects look good as AfDB boosts funding package

    Following Kenya's peaceful elections on 4 March 2013, which saw the former Deputy Prime Minister and erstwhile Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as the new President, the country's prospects look bright. In February 2014, the African Development Bank issued a decidedly upbeat Country Strategy Paper for Kenya, in which it made it clear that the country could do a lot better than the modest growth seen over the last decade.

  8. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Why bringing transparency to mining contracts across Africa matters

    How do you stop corporate and private graft and corruption, when both have become endemic and are regarded as simply a normal way of doing business? You shine a light on the dark places so that misappropriations, under-pricing, outright theft and shenanigans of all descriptions become visible. When the people can see what is going on, they pressure the politicians for action and everyone involved starts to behave themselves rather better going forward than they have in the past.

  9. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (07-04-2014)

    Each week brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (07-04-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  10. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    'Headless chickens' wreak havoc on emerging markets

    Emerging market economies are even more exposed to the vagaries of global financial markets than at the time of the Asian crisis of 1997, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which, in its usual slightly hectoring tone, is also recommending steps they can take to protect themselves from at least some of the fallout.

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