Larry Elliott

Guest Author

Cracks showing in economic crust

Reading the International Monetary Fund's half-yearly global financial stability review feels similar to watching smoking volcanoes.

Greece’s creditors are still digging their own graves

By lending Greece money, eurozone members bear some responsibility for the plight of the beleaguered country.

Stakes high as US plays oil card

A ploy to soften up Russia and Iran might inflict collateral damage on its own shale industry.

Belgium wins World Cup of poverty gaps

If financial equality determined the tournament outcome, then Latin America wouldn't stand a chance.

Our next financial crisis – due in 2015

Financial crises come round every seven years or so – if history is a guide, the next crisis should come along some time soon.

IMF cuts growth forecasts as global economic expansion slows

Global economic growth rates will fall this year, with the International Monetary Fund revising down its forecasts for 2013 and 2014 accordingly.

Triple whammy will sink the euro

Unemployment has been up by 95 000 in April and, if the trend continues, an unenviable milestone will be reached by Christmas.

Central banks go for bust

There have been only a handful of occasions when a decline has been seen equivalent to the May 22 sell-off in Tokyo.

IMF: World economy risks new phase of financial crisis

The IMF has warned that the repair job on the world's financial system is partly completed and failure to finish it risks a new phase for the crisis.

US urges Europe to substitute growth for austerity

Portugal is heading towards its second international bailout.

Time to ditch the euro

The dismal failure of Europe's monetary union means it should be abandoned to save countries.

The miracle economy is a misnomer

Germany is not just Europe's biggest economy and the message from the eurozone's paymaster is simple: if we can do it, so can you.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!