A night at the museum

George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, has just announced eight “clear and transparent benchmarks for Britain” in a speech made at the British Museum. Now I know it was this morning that he made the speech and not during the night, but I still feel that he has left us largely in the dark.   He stated that it was time … Continue reading

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Poorest countries need to adopt a new approach

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has just published its “Least Developed Countries Report 2009”, which looks at the world’s 49 poorest countries.   The report says the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need to focus macroeconomic policy on building up both the productive capacity of their economies and infrastructure. Also, they need to ensure that their fledgling banking … Continue reading

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