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.
The Americans are seeking ways to cut themselves off from the Muslim world. For Europe that is not a
Observations on poverty. By <strong>Sue Branford</strong><br />
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 . . .
Introduction - India's dream of national strength and wealth is now a reality: its superpower status
With more than half of its population under 25, India's strength is its youth
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.
Roughly 40 foreign companies set up business in the country every month, but unless it addresses its
Observations on immigration. By Dollan Cannell<br />
The boom - The economy will overtake that of the US by roughly 2050: along with China, India will do
But who to blame? The idea that the whale had got itself in a tangle - that it was a sort of John Pr
Their primal-screaming, Trotskyist, free-love solution to a 1970s housing problem has a message for
People like me are actually urging the World Bank to get even tougher on Chad. We're not sadists, so
In the world of stag-night excess, lad mags and lap dancing, paying for sex is losing its stigma and
Returning to Nigeria and a life of privilege, the novelist Uzodinma Iweala learns a lesson at the ro
A round-table discussion<br />
Illicit: how smugglers, traffickers and copycats are hijacking the global economy
Moises Naim <em>
The US capital is swarming with lobbyists who are paid absurd sums to do shady deals with elected po
WTO:Burkina Faso - One of the world's poorest countries is about to fight its corner against the big
The seven years the new Tory leader spent in PR left few business journalists with a kind word to sa
On the eve of crucial world trade talks, Noreena Hertz argues that politicians and campaigners have
Observations on tax credits
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".
WTO - Africa's verdict: Some are convinced that the Gleneagles summit actually fuelled misgovernment
Blair and co outraged the judges by undermining their independence, but cutting their pensions may b
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?