On a per capita basis, the nation has all the ingredients to be one of the world's most prosperous nations
International Monetary Fund
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Monday 11 March 2013
A leading criminal lawyer reflects on why people slide into criminality
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Business Secretary calls for more borrowing as PM insists there must be no turning back on austerity
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Thursday 28 February 2013
Increasingly partisan infighting on Capitol Hill has seen the deadline to avert $85bn in automatic budget cuts pass without accord
Thursday 28 February 2013
The sequester. Washington couldn’t have picked a more awkward title for the series of cuts that beginning today will shave some $85bn (£56bn) from the budgets of various government departments over the course of this year alone.
Thursday 14 February 2013
TV satire shows the PSG star as the Pope - and persuading the president to get a tattoo
Monday 11 February 2013
And so another nail is hammered into the coffin of Alex Salmond's fantasy of Scottish independence. Like him or loathe him, the Scottish National Party leader stole a march on pro-unionists with his rosy vision of Scotland retaining everything that suits it (from North Sea oil revenues to a seat at Nato) and throwing off everything that does not (namely, interference from Westminster), all accomplished smoothly by dint of one simple vote.
Saturday 09 February 2013
'I dare say my house is haunted'
Monday 04 February 2013
The scare stories have it wrong; Facebook is a force for openness and accountability in the world, argues Eduard Mead.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Stanley Fischer has resigned as the governor of the Bank of Israel, two years ahead of his scheduled departure date.
Saturday 26 January 2013
Austerity under attack from across political spectrum after disastrous growth figures
Friday 25 January 2013
Britain is tumbling towards a historic triple dip recession, official figures revealed today.
Thursday 24 January 2013
French anti-fraud police have raided the home of a former close associate of the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde as part of an investigation into alleged abuse of public office and “embezzlement” when she was French Finance Minister in 2008.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Number in work hits a record high but there are warnings of 'shaky foundations'
Friday 18 January 2013
North Sea drilling revival
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'