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World Bank and IMF, put your money where your mouth is on Somalia

World Bank and IMF, put your money where your mouth is on Somalia

The institutions should match fine words about eradicating poverty with action to help one of the world’s most fragile statesIt is fair to say that Somalia was not top of the agenda at this year’s
UK Treasury rejects OECD's call for second Brexit referendum

UK Treasury rejects OECD's call for second Brexit referendum

Thinktank warns Britain must stay close to EU or face long-term decline as it suggests a second poll The Treasury has flatly rejected calls for a second EU referendum after the west’s leading economic
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? October verdict

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? October verdict

How has the economy reacted to the vote to leave the EU? Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK Continue reading...
Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Bank calls for water to be treated as valuable resource as study into impact details lack of water’s devastating lifelong scars on children The food produce destroyed by droughts would be enough to
Open borders lead to the globalisation of poverty | Letters

Open borders lead to the globalisation of poverty | Letters

Restrictions on capital movement have reduced in recent decades, as capitalists who have outgrown their national homes have increasingly dominated the world, writes David KaultGary Younge’s article
Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is ‘hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it’Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said
The Guardian view on New Zealand’s new PM: managing an uncomfortable alliance | Editorial

The Guardian view on New Zealand’s new PM: managing an uncomfortable alliance | Editorial

If Jacinda Ardern looks familiar to Britons, she should – she once worked for Tony Blair. Now she must reconcile Labour beliefs with the demands of her disparate backersJacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s
Catalonia and the rich breaking away from the poor | Letters

Catalonia and the rich breaking away from the poor | Letters

Readers respond to Catalonia’s declaration of independencePaul Mason’s normally incisive journalism seems lacking in his latest piece on regional self-determination (G2, 24 October). The common thread
Extend paternity leave and enshrine it in law, says French petition

Extend paternity leave and enshrine it in law, says French petition

Appeal to Macron draws almost 58,000 signatories, including Thomas Piketty and other well-known figuresA group of high-profile French men have signed a petition demanding the right to longer paternity
'No deal' Brexit could add £930 a year to UK shopping bills, say experts

'No deal' Brexit could add £930 a year to UK shopping bills, say experts

Poorer families and unemployed will be especially badly hit, says thinktank report calculating cost of walking away from EU without trade dealHouseholds face increases of up to £930 in their annual
'No deal' Brexit could add £930 a year to UK shopping bills, say experts

'No deal' Brexit could add £930 a year to UK shopping bills, say experts

Poorer families and unemployed will be especially badly hit, says thinktank report calculating cost of walking away from EU without trade dealHouseholds face increases of up to £930 in their annual
Growing US-China tensions threaten world economy, Turnbull says

Growing US-China tensions threaten world economy, Turnbull says

Prime minister warns that clash between populism and capitalism could undermine stability of free trade systemThe prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has warned that rising tensions between an
The cost of Britons’ failure to learn foreign languages | Letters

The cost of Britons’ failure to learn foreign languages | Letters

Native English speakers can’t simply rely on the rest of the world’s desire to learn their language, say Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Jennifer Jenkins, while Jane Sjögren quotes Nelson Mandela on the
The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial

Allowing the very richest to secede from the rest of society and choose the jurisdiction they operate under has led to an astonishing rise in global inequalityThe millions of leaked files in the
The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial

Allowing the very richest to secede from the rest of society and choose the jurisdiction they operate under has led to an astonishing rise in global inequalityThe millions of leaked files in the
Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders tell Theresa May

Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders tell Theresa May

Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent
Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders to tell Theresa May

Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders to tell Theresa May

Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soon British and European business leaders are to demand an urgent
Trans-Pacific trade pact revived despite Trump withdrawal

Trans-Pacific trade pact revived despite Trump withdrawal

Ministers meeting in Vietnam have agreed ‘core elements’ of the deal after hard lobbying by Australia and JapanLeading Pacific Rim nations have announced the salvaging of a trade pact that US
Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say Jonathon Porritt and Colin Hines. But Eric Goodyer voted remain to keep his freedom to work, live and retire anywhere in Europe. Plus
Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say Jonathon Porritt and Colin Hines. But Eric Goodyer voted remain to keep his freedom to work, live and retire anywhere in Europe. Plus