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  • Davos_Shutterstock On top of the world?Growth rates in the UK are surging ahead of Germany, France and Japan, while the emerging economies are struggling. So who's walking tall and who's lagging behind when it comes to global growth? David Walker discusses the issues in Public Finance's cover feature
  • Dar es Salaam_Shutterstock Power upFew countries have enjoyed as robust recent economic growth as Tanzania. But, as Finance Minister William Mgimwa suggests, there is still much more to come
  • Rio Carnival Country spotlight: BrazilUnprecedented social, economic and structural transformations have reshaped Brazil over the last two decades. The 1990s saw the economy stabilize, a struggle to keep inflation under control, increased openness to foreign markets and strengthened democratic institutions
  • Spain: a question of control
    The role of the controller within Spanish government has recently been enhanced by new legislation. Hopes are high that this will improve accountability and independence at...
  • Banks, bonuses and balance sheets
    IMF research shows the high level of subsidies paid to banks deemed too important to fail. Until the political will to take on the industry is found, we will effectively each...
  • Breaking the tapering news
    The 'tapering' of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing policy has had a significant effect on emerging markets. But the precise impact depends a lot on the underlying...

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The crane-dominated skyline of many African cities suggests an infrastructure revolution is taking place. But this is far from the truth and few projects get beyond implementation, argues Matt Andrews

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