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Inclusive banking – a teller’s tale

Tony learnt his trade in banks starting from the shop floor. He then decided he wanted to create a bank that helped small enterprises in Nigeria who were excluded by …

Neo expressionism?

A confluence of influence


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Inflation is a supply-side problem

When you damage the supply side of an economy, the result is inflation. This ought to be obvious. But forty years of monetarist orthodoxy seems to have rendered people unable …

Turning back the clock

The 70s? Not again.

Here & Now

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Home grown is better for you

Harshita Bhasin and Anirban Dasgupta warn of the perils of living on imported food. The food crisis fueling an ongoing rush of inflation globally was already brewing due to the …

The Alchemy of value

More is less


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India’s age concern 

One of India’s greatest assets is youth. Jayan Jose Thomas calls for changes in established thinking to harness its potential. India, like many South Asian countries, has a young population. …

Roadblock or drive-through?

David never beats Goliath

Hard stuff

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scoff


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‘Path to oblivion’: Ukraine military gains could deepen Russia’s economic problems

Ukraine’s military has had stunning success in recent weeks, recapturing Russian-occupied territory in the northeast and south of the country. Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg, said the recent Ukrainian …

Past Events

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Levelling up – will it turn Britain into a more equal country?

‘Levelling up’ is the nearest the Conservative Party has to a big idea and now it has just become a White Paper, which opens with the following words:   “Levelling …

Long Reads

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us