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Banks express concern at prospect of negative interest rates

June 2, 2020

Lenders fear move could hit net interest margins and hinder ability to recover from pandemic.

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Rethinking public-private dynamic post-Covid

May 29, 2020

Economist Mariana Mazzucato on how crisis is reshaping links between government and business.

EU's Covid-19 response a big step forward

May 22, 2020

The proposal for an EU-wide fund in response to the economic slump caused by Covid-19 is to be welcomed.

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The world after Covid-19

April 27, 2020

Silvia Pavoni assesses the economic and social consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Will CFA franc renaming bring small change to west Africa?

February 10, 2020

The move to rename the CFA franc the 'eco' has been broadly welcomed. But what will the repercussions be throughout west Africa? 

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Will changes at the top bring new flavours to the World Bank and IMF?

October 1, 2019

With a new president at the World Bank – one associated with the Trump administration – and a pending new face at the IMF, what direction will the two institutions take?

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Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

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