What are the prospects for the world economy in 2023?

What are the prospects for the world economy in 2023? The Economist’s economics editor, Henrey Curr, and deputy business affairs editor, Rachana Shanbhogue, explain the dilemma facing central bankers around the world.
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Can China escape zero-covid?

The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief, David Rennie, and senior China correspondent, Alice Su, talk to Ben Cowling, epidemiologist at Hong Kong University, about the lessons from the omicron wave there.
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The French connection: Macron’s state visit to America

The French connection: Macron’s state visit to America, behind the pageantry Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron will have much to chew over.
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“We will overshoot 1.5 degrees of warming. That target is now dead”—a call for COP27 realism

As the UN’s annual climate jamboree begins, our correspondent calls for a strong dose of realism: limiting warming to 1.5C is just no longer feasible. On average the rule of law is losing ground globally,…
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Can Britain’s new prime minister solve an Economic crisis?

The new leader of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss, faces an enormous task. Britain is contending with soaring energy bills, double-digit inflation and the unresolved backwash of Brexit. Host Anne McElvoy asks Lord Razzall and…
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The open-source intelligence war

Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. It is arguably the most transparent conflict ever, thanks to publicly available satellite data and social media. How has open-source intelligence (OSINT) shaped the war? The Economist’s…
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Money Talks: Fragile Economies

From Sri Lanka to Pakistan, El Salvador to Ghana, Egypt to Tunisia, some emerging economies are feeling the pain of rising commodity prices, higher interest rates and a strong dollar. Is a wave of historic…
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Money Talks: The backlash against ESG

One of the hottest areas of investing in recent years has been ESG: using environmental, social, and governance metrics as ways to assess potential investments. But the idea that you can make profits with purpose…
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What lies ahead for Britain after Boris Johnson?

Anne McElvoy talks to The Economist’s Andrew Palmer and Soumaya Keynes about the British prime minister’s legacy and the problems that await his successor, and Charles Powell, Margaret Thatcher’s closest adviser, compares the fall of…
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The Economist Asks: Is the United Nations fit for purpose?

The war in Ukraine has put the organisation’s founding principles and its authority on the line. Anne McElvoy asks Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States ambassador to the UN, how the Security Council can function in…
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Money Talks: Out of gas

Russia’s trade surplus has continued to grow: www.economist.com/finance-and-econ…erm=sa.listeners, even in the wake of Western sanctions. It’s now forecast to be double what it was last year. That’s prompted an acknowledgement among Western countries that more…
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Climate of fear: the IPCC’s new report

A new report shows that climate change is already causing widespread, tangible damage, and argues that adaptation is now as important as mitigation
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