Yearly Archives: 2014

Adair Turner, an expert on the Chinese financial system, discusses how China can re-balance its economy

Oct 20, 2014

Writing for Project Syndicate, Adair Turner, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, has argued that in order to avoid another financial crisis China “needs to rebalance its economy and introduce more market discipline in its financial system.” This opinion follows from the fact that industrial value added fell in August, credit growth

Ann Romney launches new centre to study neurological diseases

Oct 15, 2014

At the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts (2003-07) and wife of politician and businessman Mitt Romney, launched the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, a research facility that will focus on finding cures and new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (known as ALS), Parkinson’s

Hernando de Soto discusses economic empowerment and why “capital is a proven tool in defeating terrorism”

Oct 15, 2014

Hernando de Soto, a pioneering Peruvian economist, argued in the Wall Street Journal that military might alone won’t defeat Islamic State and its ilk, but rather the U.S. needs to promote economic empowerment. Using an example from recent history, Hernando describes how by 1990 a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organisation called Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, had seized control

Emerging markets are entering “a slow growth era” warns James Kynge

Oct 13, 2014

On the front cover of today’s Financial Times (FT), James Kynge, the FT’s Emerging Markets Editor, and Chris Giles, the FT’s Economics Editor, warned that global growth is being threatened by “a slow growth era” in emerging markets (EM), its lowest ebb since the aftermath of the financial crisis. Data from 19 large emerging economies collated by

Listen to economist Jim O’Neill on devolution and the future of England’s cities

Oct 13, 2014

Listen to economist Jim O’Neill on devolution and the future of England’s cities In a new programme for BBC Radio 4, “The Devolutionaries: Powering Up England’s Cities”, BBC Breakfast business presenter Steph McGovern explores proposals to devolve more powers to England’s cities. There are growing calls for devolving more powers to England’s cities in the

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Oct 10, 2014

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for their struggle for education and against extremism. The pair were recognised “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” said the Nobel Committee. Malala, now

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