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So, the UK Is No Longer Going to Be Giving Aid to India

(5) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (18:37)

Today, to the glee of some of the UK's media, the secretary of state for international development, Justine Greening, announced that all UK financial aid to India will cease in 2015.

The reaction has been mixed, and largely predictable, with the development community arguing that the UK's aid programme is...

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Food prices, Hurricane Sandy and Speculation

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (15:49)

"Wanna make a lot of money fast out of people who are hungry?"

The stars of The Revolution Will Be Televised have taken Barclays Bank to task over yet another of its dubious exploits - food speculation. And while the video is humorous, it holds up an...

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Bankers' Bonuses: The Bigger Problem

(2) Comments | Posted 31 January 2012 | (00:00)

With bankers' bonus season in full swing, and thanks to relatively recent European rules, we at least get to see exactly the sort of pay deals being awarded to the top bankers in the City. RBS chief executive Stephen Hester's bonus, which he eventually turned down following public outrage, will...

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