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Drowning in debt

March 10, 2009

Leading countries are poised to issue massive amounts of debt in an attempt to revive their flagging economies. But could this backfire if investors lose confidence, leading to worldwide panic? Joanne Hart investigates.

Guarantees: a double-edged sword

March 10, 2009

As the search goes on for culprits and remedies in the global financial crisis, not enough attention has focused on the role played by governments in explicitly or implicitly guaranteeing the banking system.

Multilateralism, intervention and governance

February 2, 2009

The former UK prime minister turned international envoy talks about his latest initiatives for improving African governance. Interview by Peter Guest.

The eurozone: Make or break time

January 5, 2009

Loved and loathed in equal measure, the euro reaches its 10th anniversary under greater scrutiny than at any point in its history, as the credit crisis tests member countries’ ability to address their individual problems within EMU.

Mattias Westman

January 5, 2009

Lowered oil prices and political fear have rocked the balance of Russia’s economy, but there is still some cause for optimism.

Joaquín Almunia, Eurpoean commissioner for economic and monetary affairs

January 5, 2009

The Stability and Growth Pact remains the cornerstone of the EU’s budgetary framework.

Alistair Darling

January 5, 2009

If the countries of the world work together, the challenges posed by the credit crisis can be overcome.

Signs point to bright future

July 1, 2008

Three elections in two years and an inflation overshoot are compounding the uncertainty for Serbia’s banks, but foreign players still see great potential. Nick Saywell reports from Belgrade.

World Bank in a spin

September 3, 2007

Against a backdrop of change at the top of both the World Bank and the IMF, Jane Monahan reports on how the two institutions are responding to changing demands in a global economy and their efforts to remain relevant.

‘Prince of Darkness’ embraces nickname

March 5, 2007

EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson is fighting for a breakthrough in the Doha Round of trade negotiations.

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