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Eco-cities in China: Going green

AS CHINA grapples with the industrial emissions, a newly built “eco-city” is being touted as a probable indication for tolerable development

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Daily chart: A towering climbed

Greece’s debt woes are easing

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Taxing wages

The “tax wedge”, a disproportion between sum work costs to a employer and employees’ take-home pay, rose by 0.2 commission points to 35.9% in 2013. Of a 34 mostly abounding countries in a OECD, 25 reported a arise in a taxation weight in a past 3 years. The largest boost in a taxation crowd was [...]

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Microfinance in Bangladesh: Rehabilitation and attack

FOR years a repute of microfinance—which gives little loans to a poorest—rose and fell in tandem with family between Grameen Bank and a Bangladeshi government. In 2006 a bank and a head, Muhammad Yunus, won a Nobel assent esteem for shortening misery and Mr Yunus toyed with environment adult a domestic party, presumably with a [...]

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Europe’s bond bubble: Don’t go potty on a periphery

INVESTORS have grown a conspicuous unrestrained for a European debt they once shunned. On Apr 10th, usually dual years after Greece imposed a biggest debt-restructuring in story on a private creditors, it lifted €3 billion ($4.1 billion) in five-year holds during a produce of reduction than 5%; a emanate was 7 times oversubscribed. On Apr [...]

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Microinsurance: If we can’t sell it, give it divided for free

IN THE grown world, word is an each day partial of life. In abounding countries such as Britain, good over 80% of households reason during slightest one policy, according to a Association of British Insurers, an attention group. Insurance Europe, a lobbying organisation, reckons European countries spent 8.2% of their GDP on word cover in [...]

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Charlemagne: The laws of euro-nomics

SOME contend economics in Germany is treated as a bend of dignified philosophy. More mostly it is a misfortune arrange of agreement law. Throughout a euro predicament authorised pettifogging has hampered receptive policy. The German financial method is filled with lawyers, not economists, starting with a boss, Wolfgang Schäuble. Big decisions have mostly finished adult [...]

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Aid

Last year building countries perceived $134.8 billion in aid, a top ever, according to a OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Donations fell in 2011 and 2012 as abounding countries adopted purgation budgets. Five DAC member countries, including Denmark, Luxembourg (not shown in a chart) and, for a initial time, Britain, met a UN aim of [...]

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The nauseous twins of finance

YOU could disagree that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, dual “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs) in a debt business that perceived a biggest bail-out of a financial crisis, have paid their debt to society. At any rate, a revenues they have generated for American taxpayers given a Treasury took assign of them in 2008 now surpass a [...]

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Aid for health care: New prescriptions

IN 2000 process wonks from governments and assist organisations concluded on what would turn a Millennium Development Goals, an desirous set of expansion targets for 2015. Surprisingly, a excellent disproportion stirred accordant action. From 2001 to 2010 a assist clinging to health caring grew by some-more than 10% a year, compared with 7% a year [...]

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