Category - economics

  • February 23, 2009

    UK government development secretary Douglas Alexander is set to unveil a British plan for radical reforms to the World Bank, aimed at making it focus on tackling poverty more effectively.

  • February 13, 2009

    Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has told the General Synod of the Church of England that the real significance of the world financial crisis and economic downturn is its impact on the poor and vulnerable.

  • February 5, 2009

    The global fiscal crisis is exposing the dark underbelly of evasion, greed and corruption in the corporate sector.

  • February 2, 2009

    The World Alliance of Reformed Churches says that that the global economic crisis offers an opportunity to create a more just financial system, backing calls from other churches at the World Social Forum.

  • January 26, 2009

    Viable alternatives to the international financial architecture responsible for the current global crises will be topics explored by members of a World Council of Churches delegation at the World Social Forum.

  • January 6, 2009

    The idea of fair trade has become increasingly popular amongst consumers and some producers. But who does fair-trade really benefit? The producers, the consumers or the farmers?


  • December 12, 2008

    The Bank of England reports that members of the public now owe £1.457 trillion, £1.219 trillion of which is secured on dwellings, the value of which con­tinues to diminish, says Giles Fraser. So is more shopping the answer?

  • November 28, 2008

    As world leaders and finance ministers meet this weekend to discuss funding for poorer countries, two leading development agencies are calling for major reforms of the global financial system.

  • November 26, 2008

    As the scale of the global credit, climate and oil shocks becomes clearer, support for a radical 'Green New Deal' is growing, political economist Ann Pettifor and analyst Andrew Simms told a meeting in parliament last night.

  • November 25, 2008

    Oikocredit, the worldwide co-operative which challenges churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments, has become a 'body in association' with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.