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Geneva Motor Show 2011, Chunomics

Geneva Motor Show 2011

We may, as Mervyn King says, never recover the loss of output and hit to living standards because of the recession, in turn caused by the financial crisis, but at least we can look forward to a greener, and thus more secure planet.
Viewed from the motor show here in Geneva all the signs are that [...]

By | Chunomics | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 1:43 pm

George Osborne: the bankers’ friend, Eagle Eye

George Osborne: the bankers’ friend

Osborne criticises “the Labour leadership’s central claim that nothing was wrong with Britain’s model of economic growth before the crisis”. But when it comes to the banks, he’s the one who gives the impression of wanting to return to business as usual.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 1:08 pm

Review: Trim – ‘Monkey Features Volume 2′, Notebook

Review: Trim – ‘Monkey Features Volume 2′

East London’s Trim never ceases to fail when it comes to delivering an out-of-the-box grime CD. The ex-Roll Deep member proves on ‘Monkey Features Part 2’ that grime MCs of yesteryear can still be relevant in today’s ever-changing/growing underground music scene.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 12:52 pm

The Middle Kingdom comes to the Dark Continent, Eagle Eye

The Middle Kingdom comes to the Dark Continent

Twenty five years ago, after travelling for two weeks on business across Africa, I finally arrived in Kenya longing for some rice or noodles. On the way to the hotel I was surprised to see a Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Upon checking into the hotel, I ventured to this restaurant for some special fried rice or chicken chow mein. I encountered diners using chopsticks! That was an eye-opener, little did I know that Chinese restaurants exist in Africa or usage of chopsticks was common.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:55 am

World of weather: early warnings of major solar explosions, Notebook

World of weather: early warnings of major solar explosions

Following the success of a recent Nasamissionto provide three dimensional images of the sun and the material it throws out into space, the British scientists who developed the cameras are working on plans to create a flotilla of spacecraft designed to provide early warnings of major solar explosions. Known as coronal mass ejections, these are [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:47 am

Caught & Social: Sarah takes a swipe at fashion, Notebook

Caught & Social: Sarah takes a swipe at fashion

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:37 am

Qs to Which the A is 0 Bumper Edition, Eagle Eye

Qs to Which the A is 0 Bumper Edition

I’ve lost count because Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 entry may mean I have to go back and renumber them all. But a few more Questions to Which the Answer is No while the committee meets in emergency session:
Number 526, asked by Jon Craig at Sky:
Remember Tony Blair’s headlong dash to invade Iraq in 2003 without a [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:27 am

Today from <i>i</i>: The lure of the superyacht, Notebook

Today from i: The lure of the superyacht

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 10:23 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 9:49 am

Finance minister Mukherjee in a time warp as India’s success story wobbles, The Foreign Desk

Finance minister Mukherjee in a time warp as India’s success story wobbles

DELHI: Hidden away in the timid and inconclusive but mildly populist annual Budget speech that Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, delivered on Monday, were a few tiny sops for the country’s blighted environment. Just £85m was allocated for clean energy and cleaning rivers, and there were some customs duty cuts for solar lanterns and for [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 at 9:01 am

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