Heather Stewart

Global financial system still at risk

THE global financial system remains as risky as it was before the credit crisis, with the necessary “reboot” of the banking sector delayed by the emergency measures taken to prop up economic growth, the International Published 26 Sep, 2012 09:01pm

`Banana war` is nearing end

BRITAIN`S shoppers are being urged to keep faith with fair trade Caribbean banana growers as the European Union and... Published 20 Nov, 2009 12:00am

Climate change hits farmers

CLIMATE change is already wreaking havoc on the livelihoods of small-scale tea and coffee farmers in some of the... Published 12 Oct, 2009 12:00am

Dollar`s declining power

GOLD prices hit a record high of $1,040 an ounce on Tuesday as renewed speculation about the declining power of the... Published 08 Oct, 2009 12:00am

Joblessness record high

UNEMPLOYMENT in the US has hit a 26-year high, with 9.7 per cent of the workforce out of a job, official figures ... Published 06 Sep, 2009 12:00am

Gloomy forecast for UK

BRITAIN will be the only economy in the G7 that will not have pulled out of recession by the end of this year, the... Published 05 Sep, 2009 12:00am

The same old medicine by the IMF

BUDAPEST has been transformed over the past decade from a down-at-heel haven of post-Communist nostalgia to a lively... Published 04 Nov, 2008 12:00am

Europe`s bleak economic outlook

WHEN the credit crunch exploded onto the world`s financial markets last summer, politicians and bankers in the... Published 07 Oct, 2008 12:00am