Friday, 21 October 2016

François Hollande: UK Must Pay Price for Brexit

The French president, François Hollande, says the European Union will ‘be firm’ with the UK after the government’s signal that it will go for a ‘hard’ Brexit. Speaking at a symposium on Thursday, Hollande says it is not possible for the UK to leave without having to pay the price, otherwise the bloc risks encouraging other countries to follow suit

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Brexit: Britain’s Vote to Leave EU Hits Food Prices

It has been almost four months since Great Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Those who campaigned to stay warned that the British economy may be hit hard by a vote to leave.

The British pound continues to tumble and the consumers are paying the price.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.

Analysis: Saudi Arabia’s First International Bond Sale

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is turning to debt markets to prop up its finances.

Its first international bond sale is estimated to be the biggest emerging market debt offering in history.

Martin Baccardax is the London bureau chief for, a US-based financial media group. He breaks down the move.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Re-thinking Microeconomics by Joseph Stiglitz

Lecture by Professor Joseph Stiglitz at Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute in Prague on October 11, 2011

The One Percent

This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans - the one percent - to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Capitalism by Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz the Nobel prize winning economist explores the origins and the continuing impact of one of the greatest ideas in history- capitalism. As with the rest of the series, 'Big Ideas That Changed the World' he weaves his own personal story through the bigger historical tale.

Expect Food Inflation of 5% in 12 months: Lord Haskins - BBC Newsnight

The former head of Northern Foods, Lord Haskins, says he expects food inflation of 5% in the next 12 months. He was speaking to Emily Maitlis, as a dispute emerged over the price of Marmite - and other products - in supermarkets. Lord Haskins was in favour of Remain in the EU referendum.