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Towards the end of poverty

IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the …


Channelling cash

THE world economy may be struggling, but foreign remittances continue to grow. In all, 250m migrant workers will send home $500 billion this year—up …

World Bank

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!


One Of The Biggest Forces That's Been Holding Back The Economy Is Finally About To Disappear

If you want to find "austerity" in the United States, the clearest place to look is at the state and local government level.<p>Here's a look at total employment (red line) vs. public sector employment (blue line) going back to 2007. The public sector has been a net drag on the economy virtually every …


Lack of financial stimulus curbs Arab world’s growth, warns WEF

Arab states have made little progress in tackling unemployment, consumer subsidies and other chronic problems that are undermining competitiveness …

Economic Development

The Great, Good And Ugly In Emerging Markets ETFs

There is little question that the biggest story to come out of the first quarter has been the dramatic surge in U.S. equity prices. Investors, frustrated by the continued low-interest rate environment, have flooded the markets with capital and sent indexes soaring to a string of historic heights. …