Governor of the Bank of England lays out manifesto in keynote speech in New Delhi
Europe is stuck. On both monetary and fiscal policy, the continent is divided. Everyone likes structural reform - except voters. So creativity is called for. How about giving money to the poor?
Pakistan has had an impressive year under new premier Nawaz Sharif. But the government needs to keep up its reforming zeal to get the South Asian state’s finances back on track.
Mexico is reaping the rewards of recent economic reforms, an upbeat Luis Vidagaray tells Emerging Markets, as he indicates that the economy can hit a 5% growth target.
With every resource that it needs to become a wealthy country, Kazakhstan should be doing better, but its economy remains stubbornly tied to energy and metals prices. President Nazarbayev is running out of time to transform his nation
Jamaica is getting back on track and could become an unlikely poster child for the IMF. However, elsewhere in the Caribbean the threat of default looms and some countries are not ready to ask for help
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
On Ebola: "The World Bank stands as the pivot of that effort to marshal money from the rich world and direct it towards the poor. We need to appeal to the world and to the top 1%.”
Kaushik Basu, chief economist, World Bank
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