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China’s struggle delights some – but should make us all nervous

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China has been central to the story of globalisation over the past 30 years but now it is struggling. More than two years after Covid-19 cases were discovered in Wuhan, the world’s most populous country has yet to get...

Governments need data about us despite privacy fears

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Next slide please. We soon caught on to the way it worked. Chris Whitty would give the word and up would pop a chart detailing the progress being made in the fight against Covid-19. There are memes and mugs to commemo...

World Bank and IMF gathering underscores a bleak global outlook

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In Washington it was the week of the four Ws – war, walkouts, weakness and warnings. Some half-yearly get-togethers of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are dull, easily forgettable affairs; this was ...

Globalisation is not working – in an age of insecurity, we need more local solutions

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Rishi Sunak is in Washington DC this week to discuss the state of the global economy with his fellow finance ministers. But he is clearly keener on listening to some of them than others. Had the chancellor not been on...

Stagflation looks a racing certainty as worse to come for UK households

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It is the Bank of England’s job to hit the government’s 2% inflation target, so from the perspective of Threadneedle Street policymakers there are a number of worrying aspects to the latest cost of living figures. Laat ...

Divorce, illness, failurehow musician Larry McCray beat his own blues

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‘As long as people have problems, the blues can never die,” wrote BB King. By that logic, Larry McCray has endured the kind of struggles that bluesmen have lamented for decades. A promising career slumped at the turn ...

Spring statement 2022: Sunak leaves the most vulnerable to feel the squeeze

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There have been plenty of bad years for the economy in the recent past and 2022 is shaping up to one of the worst of them. Energy bills are soaring. Taxes are going up. Inflation has returned with a vengeance. Living ...

This is Rishi Sunak’s chance to stop a recession; any delay and it will be too late

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The Bank of England’s message to Rishi Sunak was simple. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the latest unwelcome shock to the UK economy. It will make people poorer. There is nothing we, the Bank, can do about it. So, ov...

‘My film language? Sega and Nintendo’ – Larry Achiampong brings a gamer’s pizzazz to the gallery

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The first voice you hear in Larry Achiampong’s new film, Wayfinder, is that of his eight-year-old daughter, Zael. “The beginning of every story starts at the end of another," sy sê, with the endearing hesitancy of ...

Incessant crises show old economic model is running on empty

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First it was a financial crisis. Then a decade of slow growth that bred political anger. After that came a pandemic. Just as the threat of Covid-19 appeared to be receding along came a European war. Welcome to the era...

Sanction oligarchs by all means, but the sad truth is Britain depends on foreign money

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Dirty Russian money has polluted British democracy. The Conservatives have taken donations from Vladimir Putin’s chums without asking enough questions about where the cash is coming from. It is time to clean up London...

Listen here: you can’t rely on music streaming. Maybe it’s time to dig out your old CDs

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At some point half a decade ago I did the sensible thing: I packed away into boxes the dust-caked piles of CDs (largely unplayed for quite a while) that had followed me through various houseshares. In the following ye...

Ukraine crisis has financial markets spooked, but not yet despondent

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The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine has left financial markets jittery but not yet panicky. Nie verbasend nie, shares took a tumble on the world’s bourses and there was a brief rise in oil prices to just over $96...

Central banks should be cautious in calibrating a response to inflation

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Central banks are getting twitchy about inflation. Cost of living pressures are rising just about everywhere and the relaxed mood of last autumn has been replaced by an urgency that could soon become panic. In die VSA,...

Unions don’t call the shots any more – but we’d all be better off if they did

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For those versed in trade union folklore, the battle of Saltley Gate holds a special place. In 1972, workers from Birmingham factories downed tools to support striking miners, blockading a gasworks in the city where t...

What the US is doing to Afghanistan amounts to a humanitarian crime

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The war in Afghanistan did not end when US and UK troops left Kabul airport last year: it merely took a different, but still lethal, vorm. The response of President Joe Biden to the military humiliation inflicted on A...

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