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  1. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Thailand's military junta on a spending spree

    If and when Thailand's military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha finally hands over to a civilian elected government, that government is clearly going to have a debt problem of serious proportions.

  2. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Raghuram Rajan on why regulators need common sense

    On 17 June, delegates to the First State Bank "Banking and Economic Conclave" in Mumbai heard a speech by the charismatic governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raghuram Rajan. The ostensible subject of Rajan's speech was the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FLSRC) report, which he calls "one of the most important, well researched and well publicized reports in Indian financial history".

  3. Finance Blogger: Robert Skidelsky

    Europe’s Surplus of Stagnation

    While the rest of the world recovers from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, Europe is stagnating. Eurozone growth is expected to be 1.7% next year. What can be done about it?

  4. Finance Blogger: Shaun Richards

    What can we expect next from the economy of Russia?

    So far, 2014 has seen Russia dominate much of the news agenda. An already weak economic situation looks as though it is about to be given another downwards push.

  5. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Huge $400 billion Russia China gas deal a tough ask

    With its economy flat lining and being held up by oil and gas exports, Russia desperately needs to increase the scale of those exports. On the face of it the massive $400 billion deal Russia signed with China on 21 May, for a 30 year gas supply contract, looks just the ticket to deliver that increase over the long haul.

  6. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (July 18 - 24, 2014)

    Each week brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 18 - 24, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  7. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Philippines: moving beyond taper fears

    At a recent conference hosted by the Philippines' Chartered Financial Analyst Society, Amando Tetangco, Governor of the country's Central Bank reminded his audience that despite recent shocks, the Philippines' economy has turned in 60 quarters of consecutive, positive economic growth - something that few (if any) other countries in the world have achieved.

  8. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Without a statistical revolution, Africa’s renaissance is built on shaky ground

    The economic historian Morten Jerven has set several cats among the continent’s pigeons by arguing that aspects of Africa’s economic renaissance are a mirage.

  9. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (21-07-2014)

    Each week brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (21-07-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  10. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    BRICS Bank becomes a reality - what next?

    After two years of dogged wrangling, mainly to block China's ambitions for control, the new BRICS bank was announced as a reality at the sixth BRICS summit in the north eastern Brazilian city of Fortazela.

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