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Edinburgh restaurants

Expert guide to Edinburgh<p>The best places to eat in Edinburgh, from upmarket restaurants to cafés and snack bars, in destinations including Leith, Stockbridge and Morningside. By Linda Macdonald, Telegraph Travel's Edinburgh expert.<p>£££<p>The Timberyard<p>The Radford family are creative, experienced …

China’s growing hunger for beef is a bonanza for Aussie cattle exporters

China’s increasingly massive middle class is developing quite a taste for beef, much to the benefit of the cattle stations* of Australia, which exported a staggering 57,060 tons of beef products in the first five months of 2013—compared to only 36,273 tons in all of 2013.<p>Part of Australia’s gain …

Agriculture

UK firms are coming back from China, but they need more help

Think Tank: The big challenge facing SMEs keen to come back to the UK is how to find and access the resources they need in a painless way, writes Rachel Bridge.<p>When Rob Knight started his business, Ecoegg, selling environmentally-friendly cleaning gadgets in 2008, he initially had them manufactured …

Manufacturing

How does Africa trade with China? Find out with this infographic - are there any details which surprise you? Photo: Infographique

Africa Investing in Africa

I recently wrote about foreign direct investment in Africa and the prospect of engagement among developing nations and the BRICS. But in order for sustainable development to be achieved across the continent, smart input from Africa's own entrepreneurs and institutions must also occur. The question …

Africa rising? 2012 is continent’s worst year for violent conflict with 10 mln displaced

Africa has more displaced people than any other continent - worsening violence forced more than 10 mln from their homes in 2012<p>NAIROBI (Thomson …

Africa

Africans' remittances outweigh Western aid

<b>Africans are helping themselves more than aid workers are, according to new research.</b><p>Analysis of cash flows by Hong Kong-based Ghanaian academic Adams Bodomo shows that Africans living outside the continent send more money home to their families than is sent by traditional Western aid donors in …

Africa

How can Africa move away from aid dependence?

<b>Much of Africa relies on foreign aid, despite economic growth in parts of the continent significantly outpacing the global average.</b><b>So, how is the money spent and how can countries move away from aid dependence?</b><p>Ethiopia has a split personality.<p>At first glance it seems to be on an unbroken upward …

Africa

The Gallivant Review

Who would have thought that five miles of uninterrupted sandy beach – the largest in southeast England – is just an hour and a half from London? And …

Swimming Pools

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

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Economy needs to spend, lend and change to recover

It is not the triple dip that we should focus on, but that the economy is suffering from a triple whammy of a lack of demand, a lack of lending and a lack of confidence, argues Gerard Lyons, chief economic advisor to Boris Johnson.<p>Is the UK in a triple dip recession or not? This is likely to be the …

Economics

World Bank sets goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030

President Jim Yong Kim says it is "an historic moment" as the World Bank pledged to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.<p>Speaking at a news conference in Washington Mr Kim said: "We have set an expiration date. With commitment, cooperation and the vision of leaders from around the world, we have great …

World Bank

Investing in Africa: mind the bumps and rewards will come | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - If you want to ride Africa’s business boom, choose your country well and be ready for bumps on the road. But the momentum is upward and you will be rewarded if you stay the course.<p>A general view shows a shipping container area at the port of Halk al-Wad, in Tunis February …

World Bank: Africa's economic growth to outpace average

<b>Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa should significantly outpace the global average over the next three years, according to the World Bank.</b><p>Higher commodities, increasing investment and a general pick-up in the world economy should all boost the continent's growth to more than 5%.<p>But the World …

Africa

UK inflation rate holds steady for March

UK consumer price inflation held steady at 2.8% in March, at its highest level since May last year, the Office for National Statistics said.<p>Rises in the cost of books, digital cameras and car insurance were offset by lower inflation for petrol and diesel.<p>The Bank of England has said it expects …

Economics

UK unemployment rises to 2.56 million, says ONS

UK unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million between December and February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.<p>It pushed the unemployment rate to 7.9%, raising further questions about the UK's economic strength.<p>The number of people in employment also fell, while earnings growth …

Human Geography

Christine Lagarde warns UK growth 'not good'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/971000/971269_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525342933_41322db1a0e8e97f65ed658a09b912d5<p><b>The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has expressed renewed concern over the health of the UK economy.</b><p>The UK's growth …

Economics

Osborne to extend Funding for Lending Scheme

<b>George Osborne is set to boost lending to small businesses as he faces growing pressure over his austerity policies.</b><p>The chancellor is expected to announce an extension to the Bank of England-run Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) in the coming weeks.<p>The scheme was launched in August and was due to …

Economics

Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy

Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls | Colossal

<p>Like a freak midnight rainbow, this ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and …

Complementing Fine Arts: Folded Book Sculptures by Luciana Frigerio

In case you thought books are just for reading, well, here’s something we want to show you, that might exceed your expectations! We figured out that …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Winter: Photos by Joni Niemela