- Bill Emmott argues that investors in Italy must learn to live without Mario Monti and explains why Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of the centre-left Democrats, is the man to watch.
- Ratan Tata, the outgoing head of the Tata group and one of the world’s most influential industrialists, has warned that government inaction is driving investment away from India and forcing groups like his own to seek growth abroad.
- Ghana may have had five successful democratic elections in a row, but the development of the economy still leaves something to be desired, according to executives at the IMANI Center for Policy and Education.
- The recent fire at a Bangladesh garment factory has revealed how inadequate safety measures are for garment workers. The New York Times interviewed survivors, detailing how when consumers wanted cheaper goods, “the people bearing the cost were in this fire.”
- Mo Yan, the winner of this year’s Nobel prize for literature, has defended censorship as something as necessary as airport security checks.
- One for the weekend: take a look through this impressively detailed interactive map of the London blitz.
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