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China’s lending spree needs scrutiny
China’s lending spree needs scrutiny
Over the past 15 years, China has fuelled one of the most dramatic and geographically far-reaching surges in official peacetime lending in history....
Editorial: If we don’t fix it, IMF may
Editorial: If we don’t fix it, IMF may
We have a plan, the latest incarnation of which was the medium-term budget policy statement the new finance minister tabled in Parliament two weeks...
Pakistan's 'penniless billionaires' expose money laundering frenzy
Pakistan's 'penniless billionaires' expose money laundering frenzy
It took rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed a year to save 300 rupees to buy his daughter a bike, so when he found three billion rupees ($22.5-million) had passed through an unused bank account in his name, he was stunned ... and scared....
Africa's new debt crisis
Africa's new debt crisis
Ghana is usually seen in a positive light abroad. It's associated with a peaceful change of government, functioning democracy and a government that...
Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over 'planned' Khashoggi murder
Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over 'planned' Khashoggi murder
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal...
Why changes to picketing rules in South Africa pose a threat to strikes
Why changes to picketing rules in South Africa pose a threat to strikes
Government recently released a draft of new picketing...
Seeds of next global financial crisis being sown, top officials warn
Seeds of next global financial crisis being sown, top officials warn
Rising US interest rates, tanking emerging market currencies and a bitter US-China trade spat could push the world towards its next financial...
IMF chief defends rate hikes after Trump slams 'crazy' Fed
IMF chief defends rate hikes after Trump slams 'crazy' Fed
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday defended central bank rate hikes in a veiled rebuke to Donald Trump after the US president blamed "crazy"...
IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise
IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise
An upswing in economic risks due to rising trade tensions and debt levels has prompted the International Monetary Fund to cut its forecast for...
Spain court confirms 4.5-year jail term for ex-IMF chief
Spain court confirms 4.5-year jail term for ex-IMF chief
Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds, which...
Key things to watch in Argentina after IMF boosts loan
Key things to watch in Argentina after IMF boosts loan
Through-the-roof inflation, rising unemployment, recession and social upheaval have marked the economic crisis in Argentina, which on Wednesday...
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit...

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