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Poor countries mustn’t open up economies until they are strong | Letters
Letters: Only after building strong industries can countries safely open up to international competition, says Richard Ross, and power imbalances are keeping people poor, writes Benny Dembitzer


03, Dec, 2021 @6:34 PM

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UK house prices remain turbo-charged without sales of healthy market | Phillip Inman
Cutting stamp duty and interest rates saved financial system from hardship but widened property wealth gap

Phillip Inman

01, Dec, 2021 @7:18 PM

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EU launches €300bn fund to challenge China’s influence
Global gateway infrastructure strategy aims to counter belt and road initiative impact in Asia, Africa and Europe

Jennifer Rankin

01, Dec, 2021 @4:45 PM

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OECD warns Omicron variant could derail world economy
Fears variant will amplify shortages, driving up inflation, or even force repeat of earliest phase of pandemic

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Moderna boss predicts current vaccines may be less effective against Omicron covid
Stock markets dip as CEO questions efficacy but others move to calm fears about risk of serious illness

Julia Kollewe, Graeme Wearden and Peter Beaumont

30, Nov, 2021 @7:35 PM

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The Guardian view on the WTO talks: poor countries can’t be kept poor | Editorial
Editorial: The trade liberalisation of the 1990s did not lead to higher economic growth rates. This should raise serious concerns for backers of globalisation


29, Nov, 2021 @7:06 PM

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The Omicron variant reveals the true global danger of ‘vaccine apartheid’
Sharing vaccines with poorer countries is the right thing and the self-interested thing to do. The west needs to stop being so short-sighted

Larry Elliott

28, Nov, 2021 @11:10 AM

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How world’s major economies are dealing with spectre of inflation
As demand returns since initial pandemic slump, central banks need to balance recovery and rising costs

Dominic Rushe, Phillip Inman, Jennifer Rankin, Kim Willsher, Peter Hannam, Justin McCurry and Martin Farrer

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Wake up’: markets warn central banks to get a grip on inflation
Policymakers ‘behind the curve’ as calls grow for slow rises in interest rates and end to quantitative easing

Martin Farrer

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jerome Powell nominated for second term as chair of US Federal Reserve
White House praises Republican’s ‘steady leadership’ of central bank during Covid pandemic

Larry Elliott Economics editor

22, Nov, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Climate-vulnerable countries call for help forcing high emitters to act
Those most at risk warn countries such as Australia they will lose out economically if they do not raise targets

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @12:46 PM

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‘Critical lifeline’ of migrant cash expected to near £600bn in total
Sum sent back home from former residents of low-income countries surpasses overseas aid and rich nations’ direct investment

Phillip Inman

17, Nov, 2021 @5:01 PM

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