Decision Time in Lisbon

Ben Jones | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Jones

Portugal may well be the country where the eurozone's solidarity is put to the test. Patience with the Greek government's foot-dragging is wearing thin, but Portugal has done all that has been asked of it.

A Marathon Challenge

Neil Prothero | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Prothero

It was great while it lasted. For two weeks the London Olympics provided welcome respite from the economic gloom, political travails and banking scandals that have become a depressingly regular part of the news agenda since the Great Recession of 2008-09.

China’s Cities are on the Rise - Those Watching for the Rebalancing of the Chinese Economy Should Take Heed

Victoria Lai | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics
Victoria Lai

China finally became a predominantly urban country last year, but just barely - 51% of its population resided in urban areas in 2011. This may seem unimpressive, but the continued migration of China's population is fuelling the rise of massive cities that are transforming the country's still-developing urban landscape.

What Can We Learn From the Cypriot and Spanish Bailouts?

Vincent Forest | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK
Vincent Forest

In the past two weeks, Spain and Cyprus have formally applied for eurozone rescue packages. Each case is a lesson for the eurozone and offers some indications of what the outcomes of the EU summit on June 28-29 should be.