Category - economics

  • January 8, 2011

    As I have observed in previous articles arising from my 2011 Ghana trip, economic and political life here is comparatively stable and prosperous, and there has been substantial growth over the past decade - but how benefits are assessed very much depends on perspective. Structurally, and in terms of levelling income and power distribution, things look much less rosy, for sure.

  • November 12, 2010

    As conflicts over trade interests dominates the G20 Summit in Seoul, CAFOD is urging world leaders to ensure trade is used as a tool for development.

  • November 11, 2010

    The G20 nations are flying in to Seoul in South Korea today for the start of the two-day summit which will see a new development agenda discussed.

    Tonight, heads of state will gather for a working dinner before meeting tomorrow around the negotiating table proper. But for many of them it will only have been days since they saw each other last, with the US courting India and Cameron skirting the human rights elephant in the room during trade tête-à-têtes with the Chinese supremo.

  • November 11, 2010

    The National Union of Students has condemned the violent actions of "rogue protestors" as undermining an otherwise peaceful tuition fees protest.

  • September 28, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Guardian's economics editor Larry Elliott have 'live launched' a new book on the role of morality and ethics in business.

  • September 27, 2010

    We must change the global economic system to eradicate hunger and poverty, said participants in a forum co-sponsored by Church World Service.

  • September 23, 2010

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has written to the UN Secretary-General urging economic change to embed anti-poverty goals.

  • June 24, 2010

    The UK coalition government has been left on the back foot in defending its emergency budget after established analysts proclaimed its social impact regressive and its economic approach flawed.

  • June 23, 2010

    Policy experts and commentators from the churches and Christian organisations have criticised the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government for a budget which hits the most vulnerable hardest.

  • June 22, 2010

    The Government's emergency budget will have taken a gigantic £40 billion out of the economy by 2014-15 at a time when the recovery is fragile, and cuts will hit those with fewest resources hardest, say critics.