Christina Chang
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Christina Weller is lead economics analyst at international development agency CAFOD. She is currently researching how small-scale entrepreneurs have been affected by the economic crisis and how best governments can make the recovery work for them. She started her career at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, before becoming a senior advisor on economic policy issues at Christian Aid and has also previously worked with small businesses in Ghana and India. She has studied international development and economics at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, London School of Economics and Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Progress on Syria Is Vital but G20 Must Not Forget Longterm Crises

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2013 | (16:31)

G20 security has never been more fun - to get to the remote location of the St Petersburg Summit we are ferried on two long boat rides watched over by smiling sailors in dress uniform. We have even been given branded, brightly-coloured fleeces for the long and somewhat chilly journey.

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Why David Cameron Needs a Trip to St Petersburg

(3) Comments | Posted 13 August 2013 | (00:00)

This past week has seen Brits being unusually cheerful as we experience a rare combination of sunny weather and some decent news about the economy. Britain's growth forecasts are being revised up - manufacturing output is up, consumer spending is up, house prices are up. So with everything looking up,...

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Bold Rethink of 'Doing Business' at the World Bank Too Important to Leave to Politics

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (17:11)

For decades CAFOD has helped poor men and women set up micro and small enterprises. We know that helping people start and run a business is only half the job. Without the right business environment, the odds are stacked against their success and they can easily end up back at...

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A Tax on Financial Transactions Is on Its Way, But Who Will Benefit From Its Revenues?

(12) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (23:00)

If you gave eurozone governments over €30billion right now, you wouldn't be surprised to see them use it to plug the huge holes in their domestic budgets. With the Greek government facing violence on the streets of Athens in the wake of a new raft of austerity measures, it takes...

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The Right Tools for Jobs?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 October 2012 | (17:30)

Right now, jobs are what matter. A resounding win for Mitt Romney in the first Presidential debate was wiped out in the polls by unemployment in the US falling below 8 per cent; no wonder President Obama looked so relaxed.

But for the 200 million people currently unemployed worldwide...

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