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Tension between control and openness affecting Chinese stock market – Dr Dennis Novy

As the Chinese stock market tumbles, University of Warwick economist Dr Dennis Novy, who has just returned from the country, said: "The Chinese government is deeply worried about a sharp drop in the stock market. Such a drop hits both the balance sheets of state-owned enterprises as well as the pockets of small-scale private investors. All this is happening against the backdrop of a slowing Chinese economy...

Mon 27 July 2015, 11:45 | Tags: Economics, China, Expert comment, International, Current Affairs

'SNP have calculated conditions are right to revisit independence' - Dr Alex Smith

"The SNP have calculated conditions are right to revisit the question of Scottish independence sooner rather than later", argues Dr Alex Smith, a Scottish politics expert from the University of Warwick's Department of Sociology.

Mon 27 July 2015, 10:24 | Tags: Scotland, Politics, Current Affairs

Orborne in Paris - but the "timetable is too tight" says Dr Dennis Novy

As George Osborne visits Paris for two-day talks in a bid to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union, Dr Dennis Novy, an economist from the University of Warwick, warns it's not going to be easy. He said: "The government is facing an uphill struggle."

Mon 27 July 2015, 09:29 | Tags: Politics, Economics, Expert comment, Europe, Current Affairs

Habitable zone planets are "probably very common through the galaxy" - Prof Don Pollacco

New analysis of data collected by Nasa's Kepler telescope "demonstrates that habitable zone planets are probably very common through the galaxy", says Professor Don Pollacco of the University of Warwick's Astrophsyics group.

Fri 24 July 2015, 10:06 | Tags: Space, Current Affairs

Dangers of high sugar content in the national diet

Dr Naila Rabbani of Warwick Medical School and Professor Paul J Thornalley of Warwick Medical School and Warwick Systems Biology Centre comment on the recent media attention on the sugar content of the UK population diet.

Wed 22 July 2015, 10:45 | Tags: WMS, Health, Expert comment, Sciences, Health and Medicine

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