December 14, 2017 13
Consumers are where nationalism is made, not in the ranks of enormous food brands.
January 16, 2017 6
Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.
November 17, 2014 17
Opinion on whether climate change is a major economic issue is divided. Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey say it isn't ... everyone else says it is.
October 14, 2014 4
China's push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.
June 17, 2013 14
Helen Hughes was an economist for the World Bank and a proponent of imposing home ownership on Aboriginal Australians -- a ludicrous notion. But Hughes worked hard, even if she got most things wrong.
June 5, 2013 1
Just as a Liberal-National coalition government prepares to scrap carbon pricing in Australia, the World Bank comes out with a comprehensive report on the world popularity of carbon pricing schemes.
November 20, 2012 35
The World Bank has produced an alarming report that puts in context the risks of inaction on emissions reduction and climate change. It doesn't make for pleasant reading.
May 24, 2012 1
"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.
January 31, 2012 2
A report suggests the World Bank is getting it wrong on the role of girls and kids with disabilities in its development programs -- but AusAID comes out OK.
January 27, 2012 5
The tensions continue to go out of the tight conditions in global banking, especially in the eurozone.
January 20, 2012 1
Crikey readers have their say.
January 19, 2012 2
Lehman's collapse was an unanticipated, unknown event set up by the pre-existing toxic cocktail of the sliding US economy and other issues -- so the World Bank is wrong to predict the same kind of results this time round, writes Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
January 19, 2012 1
The captain of the Costa Concordia's leadership qualities are not unlike the kind we're seeing from European leaders at the moment.
January 14, 2011
The World Bank expects Australia to grow more rapidly this year than global high income countries as a whole, reports Richard Farmer.
October 29, 2010
China has announced it will raise the poverty line to reflect economic development and rising standards of living. According to the World Bank the number of people living below the international poverty line in China fell by more than half from 2004 to 2007.
June 10, 2010
Kiwi interest rates up for the first time in three years, leaks out of China have a big say in market performance, Nigerian scammers move on the BP oil spill and other business news.
October 2, 2009 1
This week the World Bank released a report estimating the costs of battling climate change. It's around $75-100bn per year and doesn't include the costs for developing countries.
June 23, 2009
The World Bank has announced that the world economy will perform worse than expected in March, a call that wreaked a lot of damage on markets overnight.
May 29, 2009
The citizens of Kaputei, an eco-town rising from the plains south of Nairobi, finally own something that has eluded them their whole lives: a flushing toilet.
April 2, 2009
After a three week hiatus, Crikey’s SackWatch is back in full swing.