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Car insurance market "is not working"

The private motor insurance market "is not working well for motorists", the Competition Commission (CC) has found, with price comparison websites …

Breaking glass ceilings

IN THE more than three decades working in the men’s world of the auto industry, Mary Barra (pictured) has gotten used to glass ceilings—and the …

Brazil

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

The Truth about Your Metabolism

It's the fat- and fuel-burning furnace in your cells, and it determines whether you'll be nicely muscled or marshmallowy. Good news: You'll burn calories just learning about it<p>People talk about their metabolism a lot. You'd think they actually understand it.<p>But often that's not the case. Here are 4 …

The picture in Africa

THE briefing in the most recent issue of <i>The Economist’s</i> print edition tackles the tricky subject of civil wars. As anyone familiar with Africa's …

India PM Singh opens bank for women

<b>India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has inaugurated the country's first ever state-owned bank for women in the western city for Mumbai.</b><p>The Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which begins with seven branches, will employ women, accept deposits from and lend mostly to women.<p>The bank plans to open 500 branches …

India

What's the point of plastic banknotes?

BRITAIN'S central bank does not usually engage with the public: it is known as a pretty insular institution. But for the past few months (ending this …