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Medium-term prospects for the UK and the world: thoughts on the Autumn Statement

The UK government’s ‘Autumn Statement’ on the public finances was delivered this week. It contained a curious mixture of both real and superficial U-turns. On the former, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, outlined plans to raise taxes and spending over the next fiver years more than promised in the run-up to May’s general election. 822 more words

Political Economy

Standard & Poor’s argues infrastructure is key to Italy’s economic progress in Financial Times Adviser

Infrastructure development is essential for Italy’s post-crisis recovery. In fact, Standard & Poor’s has shown that infrastructure spending creates a ‘multiplier effect’, driving short-term employment and productivity, and promoting long-term economic growth. 85 more words

Credit Ratings

European recovery needs reform in Germany

German economic reform is vital for sustained recovery in the Eurozone and the world. That was the subject of Wednesday’s leader article in the Financial Times. 382 more words

Government Policy

Commerzbank’s Axel Bommersheim explores Central Asia’s new ‘Silk Road’ for FX-MM Magazine

Central Asia and Mongolia have witnessed tremendous economic development, rapid industrialisation and high foreign investment over the past two decades – offering new opportunities for global businesses to increase their trade with the region. 70 more words


Alternative approaches to boom and bust: Austrians, Marxists, Keynesians

What should governments do about the phenomenon of boom and bust, if anything? Different schools of thought have different explanations for what is known as the economic or business cycle. 1,279 more words

Political Economy

Have technological advances offset the reduction in capital allocated to financial markets trading?

Macro Letter – No 45 – 06-11-2015

Have technological advances offset the reduction in capital allocated to financial markets trading?

  • Increases in capital requirements have curtailed financial institutions trading…
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Economics: the science of scarcity or abundance?

The dismal science. The science of choice. The study of the relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses. The imperialist social science. 804 more words

Government Policy