Voices The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

Her show, her restaurant and the currency deals she made earlier

Think of the high-flying City trader, think of a single-minded workaholic. But, as Jojo Moyes discovers, some are choosing to invest time and money in unusual extracurricular projects.

A foretaste of a future where fiscal surpluses are the norm

Hamish McRae On the possibility of Balanced budgets

Japan backs Asian rival to IMF

Japan has alarmed other members of the G7 with a detailed plan for an Asian rival to the IMF. The creation of a $100bn (pounds 63bn) `Asian Monetary Fund' could place a question mark over the future of the G7 itself.

No one can afford to ignore the `speculators' - or have them shot

America can no more disregard the currency markets than the Thais or Malaysians. Foreign exchange turnover, at more than $1.2 trillion a day, is on too formidable a scale

Chezza and Hill: the first wives' club

When an English barrister throws down her wig and joins a chorus line of complete strangers up a mountain there's something odd afoot. By Emma Daly

G7 warns UK must raise rates

Brown `must keep inflation under control and maintain budget deficit reductions'

Japan agrees to open markets to US goods at G7

As the summit of world leaders opened in Denver yesterday, President Bill Clinton and Japan's Prime Minister, Ryutaro Hashimoto, arranged a wide-ranging initiative to ensure that deregulation of the Japanese economy opens up key markets to American goods.

G7's focus on trade deals with Africa is not enough

The economics profession widely accepts the validity of `human capital' in the concept of capital. It needs to be extended to incorporate `social capital'

Clinton to offer Africa a new deal

The United States is to embark on a major initiative on Africa, designed to shift the focus of policy from aid and development towards trade and investment.

Brown to put labour markets centre stage at G7 summit

Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will seek to make improved employability and reduced joblessness a main theme of the economic summit between the Group of Seven countries and Russia in Denver later this week.

Turkey launches Islam's answer to G7

Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan sees his dream of a new Muslim economic club realised

Letter: Short's will to beat poverty

Sir: "Elimination not alleviation" of poverty a fantasy? ("The new Joan of Arc?", 7 June.) Certainly not. As long ago as 1977 the US National Academy of Sciences concluded after a major study that "if there is the political will in this country and abroad ... it should be possible to overcome the worst aspects of widespread hunger and malnutrition within one generation". Unicef now says much the same, but with a timeline of just a decade.

Election '97: Major attacks EU plan to replace G7

John Major last night attacked as "absurd and arrogant" a suggestion by a European commissioner that Britain could be marginalised if it did not join a single European currency.

Business Comment: G7 'read my lips' declares open day on dollar as G7 says read my

Watch what they do, not what they say. This was the currency dealers' eminently rational reaction yesterday to the flow of comments and communiques from ministers, bankers and assorted officials gathered in Washington.

G7 warning fails to dampen the rising dollar

The dollar forged ahead yesterday despite a weekend signal from the Group of Seven industrial countries that the rise in the US currency has gone far enough.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

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