Danish butter? No thanks
By James Montague - 13 February 12:00

You have to feel sorry for Thomas Bay. The affable Danish consul and trade commissioner to Dubai has arguably one of the hardest jobs in the world at the moment: trying to persuade Muslim consumers in the emirate to start buying Danish again.

Cartoons and oil
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 February 12:00

The Americans are seeking ways to cut themselves off from the Muslim world. For Europe that is not a

Big business sets its sights on the poor<br />
By Sue Brandford - 06 February 12:00

Observations on poverty. By <strong>Sue Branford</strong><br />

India by numbers
By Karol Zemek - 30 January 12:00

1,080: population in millions 2005 . . .
3.3: area in millions of square km . . .
2 and 7: India's rankings in the world in terms of population and area respectively . . .

A new sort of superpower
By Pankaj Mishra - 30 January 12:00

Introduction - India's dream of national strength and wealth is now a reality: its superpower status

Bright young lights
By Neha Bhayana - 30 January 12:00

With more than half of its population under 25, India's strength is its youth

India - Introduction
By William Dalrymple - 30 January 12:00

When I moved back to India three years ago, I took a lease on a farmhouse five kilometres from the boom town of Gurgaon on the western edge of Delhi.

The Bangalore effect
By Rachel Aspden - 30 January 12:00

Roughly 40 foreign companies set up business in the country every month, but unless it addresses its

The Chinese guide to London<br />
By Dollan Cannell - 30 January 12:00

Observations on immigration. By Dollan Cannell<br />

One Land, two planets
By Edward Luce - 30 January 12:00

The boom - The economy will overtake that of the US by roughly 2050: along with China, India will do

The media column - Peter Wilby revisits Wapping
By Peter Wilby - 30 January 12:00

But who to blame? The idea that the whale had got itself in a tangle - that it was a sort of John Pr

What did the squatters do for us?
By Nick Cohen - 23 January 12:00

Their primal-screaming, Trotskyist, free-love solution to a 1970s housing problem has a message for

Michela Wrong agrees with Wolfowitz
By Michela Wrong - 23 January 12:00

People like me are actually urging the World Bank to get even tougher on Chad. We're not sadists, so

Why British men are rapists
By Joan Smith - 23 January 12:00

In the world of stag-night excess, lad mags and lap dancing, paying for sex is losing its stigma and

Trickle-down economics
By Uzodinma Iweala - 16 January 12:00

Returning to Nigeria and a life of privilege, the novelist Uzodinma Iweala learns a lesson at the ro

Hare got it wrong
By David Yelland - 16 January 12:00

Observations on business

Driving innovation forward<br />
By Staff blogger - 16 January 12:00

A round-table discussion<br />

Financial literacy
By Staff blogger - 09 January 12:00

Round-table discussion

Highlights and lowlights
By Brian Cathcart - 19 December 12:00


Pssst. How much to buy Washington?
By Andrew Stephen - 12 December 12:00

The US capital is swarming with lobbyists who are paid absurd sums to do shady deals with elected po

Human rights, not "trade justice"
By James Knight and Katrina Manson - 12 December 12:00

WTO:Burkina Faso - One of the world's poorest countries is about to fight its corner against the big

The business column - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 12 December 12:00

The seven years the new Tory leader spent in PR left few business journalists with a kind word to sa

We achieved next to nothing
By Noreena Hertz - 12 December 12:00

On the eve of crucial world trade talks, Noreena Hertz argues that politicians and campaigners have

Gordon tells families: it's good to talk
By Donald Hirsch - 12 December 12:00

Observations on tax credits

Live 8: too late to say they're sorry
By Zoe Williams - 12 December 12:00

There's so much to regret, it seems, about Live 8. The organisers of the Philadelphia concert have just launched proceedings against a firm linked to Anna Nicole Smith, claiming she appeared at the event "intoxicated and scantily clad in revealing attire . . . totally inappropriate".

Why Africa is angry
By Michela Wrong - 12 December 12:00

WTO - Africa's verdict: Some are convinced that the Gleneagles summit actually fuelled misgovernment

Battle of the benches
By Robert Verkaik - 05 December 12:00

Blair and co outraged the judges by undermining their independence, but cutting their pensions may b

Our greed for energy will be our downfall
By Staff blogger - 05 December 12:00

The question is not: can we sustain our energy supply without learning to love nuclear? It is, or at least should be: can Britain and similar countries sustain present levels of energy consumption without causing economic instability and environmental disaster?

The business column - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 05 December 12:00

Ministers insist new nuclear power stations would not require public subsidy, but the private sector