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Athens tears up austerity handbook
Athens tears up austerity handbook
In a dramatic start to his tenure in office Greece's new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, has begun to unpick the...
Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
Greece's new leader moves to form anti-austerity government
Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of...
Greeks take risky election gamble
Greeks take risky election gamble
The Greek government this week announced that it would bring forward presidential elections. The announcement of the high-stakes gamble that will make or break its survival was made only a few hours after lenders agreed on Monday to grant...
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
When a bad idea is politically convenient, it can travel especially fast. On November 5, the World Bank released its technical report, Fiscal...
War over Europe's economic future heats up
War over Europe's economic future heats up
Greece kicked off six months of being in charge of the European Union this week by declaring that the imposition of austerity measures, spending...
Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
Protesters who picketed the European Central Bank on May 31 are planning a second day of action in European cities as anger grows over austerity...
Ask a lab rat: austerity hurts
Ask a lab rat: austerity hurts
What do you think about the British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's austerity programme? No, I am not trying to be funny. When he...
Paul Krugman goes against the grain
Paul Krugman goes against the grain
Paul Krugman has just passed one million followers on Twitter. Not bad for an academic economist; albeit one with a Nobel prize under his arm, a...
Thousands protest against austerity in Europe
Thousands protest against austerity in Europe
Trains and ferries were cancelled and hospital staff walked off the job in Greece on Wednesday and thousands were due to demonstrate across Spain...
Christmas on a budget for austerity-struck Europeans
Christmas on a budget for austerity-struck Europeans
Across Europe, holiday "shoppers" this season are doing more browsing than buying. Retailers remain hopeful for a last-minute burst of...
Austerity condemned, strikes planned in UK
Austerity condemned, strikes planned in UK
Government spending cuts brought some tens of thousands of people on to the streets of London and other British cities on Saturday in protest, with...
Desperate Spanish unable to cope
Desperate Spanish unable to cope
When Lisha Yan, a young London-based media executive, left her business dinner at the rooftop restaurant of Madrid's elegant Palacio de Cibeles...

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