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COMMENT: In defense of globalisation

COMMENT: By Jim O’Neill Globalisation’s critics – those wrongly considering it a zero-sum game –won’t fight global poverty I was recently in beautiful Chile for a Futures Congress, and I had a chance to travel south to the very tip of Latin America. I also recently made a BBC radio …

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COMMENT: Economics and economic crises

COMMENT: By Paola Subacchi Once seen as modern witch doctors with exclusive knowledge, economists are now despised `experts’ Is the economics profession “in crisis”? Many policymakers, such as Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, believe that it is. Indeed, a decade ago, economists failed to see a massive …

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COMMENT: Keynes theories reborn

COMMENT: By Koichi Hamada These old fiscal theories are like old wine in a new bottle, it often rewards those who are willing to taste it  In the fourth century, Japan’s emperor looked out from a small mountain near his palace and noticed that something was missing: smoke rising from …

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COMMENT: Africa’s infrastructure delivery

COMMENT: By Moono Mupotola Experts confirm potential of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in African (PIDA) to contribute jobs and GDP growth When the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project (LAPSSET) won the prestigious Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Award in Washington DC on March 10, 2016, the project …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s economic development question

COMMENT: By Geoffrey A Onegi-Obel The capital markets industry offers solutions for the country’s middle income economy challenge There has recently been an endless flow of ‘brilliant’ opinions about the way forward for Uganda’s ailing economy but none has so far had clarity that demonstrates understanding of the Economic Development …

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UGANDA: Electricity generation and demand

Business-as-usual must be challenged if we are going to accelerate the turnaround of Uganda by 2020 COMMENT: By Harrison E. Mutikanga There is increasing debate within the public domain and in particular the energy sector on whether to continue investing in electricity generation facilities or shift focus to transmission and …

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