Year

A better world

23 December 2015

Two billion people have moved out of extreme poverty over the past 25 years, and the quality of life worldwide has improved markedly over the same period, according to the UN’s 25th annual Human Development Report.

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Double dividend

10 November 2015

Like nearly all major industrialized nations, China is getting older. By mid-2020, the country’s population will annually include 10 million more elderly and 7 million fewer working adults. By 2050, fully one-quarter of all Chinese will be retirees.

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FEELING THE HEAT

27 October 2015

For years, scientists have been trying to identify a clear link between climatic conditions and economic growth. Analysis out this week shows that national incomes fall, on average, 8.5% for each degree above the golden mean.

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US high-yield bonds

23 September 2015

Often referred to as “speculative”, "junk" or "high-yield”, this type of bond offers high returns in exchange for a higher level of risk on issuers than with other types of bonds.

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Equality vs. Growth

07 July 2015

Wealth inequality has long been viewed as primarily a social, rather than macroeconomic, problem.

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