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G20 Finance Ministers Cannot Hide Failure to Tackle Major Issues

By Jesse Griffiths, Guest Blogger Jesse Griffiths is the director of Eurodad, European Network on Debt and Development. The communiqué from this weekend’s G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Cairns tried to paper over increasingly evident cracks in the global economy, … Continue reading

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What Role for Development Finance in the Future of Africa and the Global South?

Francis A. Kornegay, Institute for Global Dialogue, associated with the University of South Africa, and Nancy Alexander, Heinrich Böll Foundation (North America) At the recent BRICS Summit, leaders announced new initiatives, including a New Development Bank (NDB) for infrastructure and sustainable … Continue reading

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More Finance, More Growth? More Finance, More Crises?

By Simon Sturn and Gerald Epstein A large body of cross-country time-series literature shows that financial development—predominantly measured by private credit as a percent of GDP—fuels growth. But, in light of the many recent episodes of finance driven crisis, these … Continue reading

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Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Finance, and Little Marijuana

Sasha Breger Bush, Guest Blogger Passed in 2012, Colorado’s Amendment 64 legalized the growing and selling of marijuana on a recreational basis. With medical marijuana, recreational marijuana has helped lift the people of Denver out of the Great Recession by … Continue reading

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Quality Not Quantity: European Parliament Report on Role of Private Finance

Jesse Griffiths, Guest Blogger Jesse Griffiths is Director of the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad). He was one of the co-authors, together with Matthew Martin (Development Finance International), Javier Pereira, and Tim Strawson (Development Initiatives) of the European Parliament’s … Continue reading

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Future of Public Climate Finance: What Should Happen to the Climate Investment Funds?

Dario Kenner, Guest Blogger As storms like Typhoon Haiyan shockingly reminded us, developing countries urgently need climate finance. As defined by the UN, this is the transfer of public funds from developed to developing countries to support them in reducing … Continue reading

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Global Finance Celebrates at the Gates of Paradise

Erinc Yeldan In the episode The Apple, of the classic TV series Star Trek, our heroes, led by Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, land on a paradise planet inhabited by seemingly peaceful and immortal humanoids. At first, the bounties of … Continue reading

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Trade Deals Must Allow for Regulating Finance

From the editors: This piece by Triple Crisis blogger Kevin Gallagher appeared previously on the Institute for New Economic Thinking blog. Kevin Gallagher World leaders who are gathering for the APEC summit next week had hoped to be signing the … Continue reading

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Should China Deregulate Finance?

Kevin Gallagher Rumor has it that China is set to accelerate the de-regulation of its financial system. China is “too big to fail.” Nobody in the world can afford for financial liberalization to fail there. For years, China has restricted … Continue reading

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The Damaging Links Between Food, Fuel and Finance: A growing threat to food security

Timothy A. Wise Just when you thought the unhealthy ties between food, fuel, and financial markets couldn’t get more perverse, we get the announcement that Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, is entering the grain-trading business, hiring a team … Continue reading

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