Perspectives for economic growth in 2016: a mixed bag… In 2015 economic growth extended the weak and halting trend in […]
Prompted by record levels of small-particulate toxic air pollution, the red alert closed schools and some factories, halted construction work and enforced traffic limits.
Markets opened the New Year sharply down, occasioned by crashing Chinese equities, intervention by People’s Bank of China in the […]
On 16 December 2015 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) took the historic step of raising the target range for […]
2015 was an underwhelming year for emerging market equities. There was wide dispersion between the returns of individual markets, with […]
There was very little new information about the policy outlook in the December FOMC meeting minutes. On the surface, it […]
There are major challenges that could impinge upon the quality of future human development as well as social development. By […]
US Federal Reserve announced it would raise short-term interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis.
If investors were expecting a quiet week ahead of the December 16 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision, […]
The end of the year is often a time of lists. It is also a time to look back as […]
Once considered one of the ‘Fragile Five’, India has returned to the forefront on the back of greater macroeconomic stability […]
While a sense of urgency infused climate action talks at the recent 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris […]
The major event of the week beginning 7 December 2015 was the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on 10/12/15, which […]
A topic high on the agenda at the COP21 is food security, because we, as humans, are struggling to build a long-term sustainable path.
Wastage of food has become all too commonplace. Recent data shows that the French throw away up to 20 kilos of food each year.
Technological advances over the last 30 years have threatened the use of print publications as the world goes digital.
World leaders have gathered at the COP21 in Paris (30 November – 11 December 2015) submitting pledges to curb GHG emissions – but are the pledges enough?
The ECB proposed several measures to support the eurozone economy and bring inflation closer to its target at the 3 December meeting.