Economy and Politics

  • 28 Oct 2011

    The Commonwealth may become "irrelevant" if its leaders allow Sri Lanka to become its next host, Amnesty International says, ahead of its summit.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    The Occupy protests, environmental movements and civic revolutions across the world are suggesting that there is a whole world of politics available outwith the narrow party perspectives that still dominate the electoral machinery of Western democracies, says Simon Barrow. Party posturing is looking increasingly irrelevant. A spirit of change is in the air.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    A number of Christian organisations have written a statement expressing solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement. It reads as follows:

  • 27 Oct 2011
  • 27 Oct 2011

    A new survey is about to be released concerning the values of those who work in the financial services industry. Giles Fraser, who has resigned as Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral over threats to forcibly evict Occupy anti-corporate greed protesters, says that mutual obligations are a more important guide to financial ethics than trading heavily mediated by technology and less and less reliant on direct human contact.

  • 26 Oct 2011

    Chemical giant Dow’s high profile contract for London’s 2012 Olympic Games is a slap in the face for the survivors of India’s Bhopal poison gas disaster.

  • 26 Oct 2011

    New plans to reveal more about multinationals’ finances need toughening to help poor countries fight multi-billion pound tax dodging, says Christian Aid.

  • 25 Oct 2011

    The government's plan to "localise business rates" stands accused of harbouring damaging effects for local government, small business and the environment.

  • 25 Oct 2011

    Faith groups in East Africa are offering counselling and aid to victims of sea piracy off the coast of Somalia, primarily in the Indian Ocean area.

  • 25 Oct 2011

    The Deputy Prime Minister has pledged £5 million to help the Egyptian economy, but failed to mention the country's existing debt to the UK, inherited from Mubarak.