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Why the rouble is still so overvalued

Insurers’ insurers

The reinsurance market, a change of direction at Volkswagen and how to trade the British election

No, minister

The slowing British economy may help the Tories stay in power, the outlook for Greek negotiations brightens before the cash runs out and the NASDAQ hits a record

The flawed analogy of Chinese QE

Why China's latest monetary policies should not be called "quantitative easing"

The John Bates Clark Medal goes to Roland Fryer

A young Harvard economist wins one of the profession's most prestigious awards

On the edge of Grexit, trade and scrip tease

A selection of economics articles from this week's print edition

No longer the kiss of death

Falling commodity prices will hurt Africa's economy less than previously thought

A long end-game

This week our correspondents discuss the possibility of an approaching Grexit and the significance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mr Li's toolbox

Li Keqiang, China’s premier, is fond of saying that the government has plenty of tools in its toolbox to combat the economy’s slowdown. Rummaging through the kit, the central bank produced a big wrench on Sunday: a 1 percentage point reduction in the amount of cash that lenders must lock up as reserves.

A recovery begins?

Good job figures have cooled talk of an interest-rate cut down under

Not so impatient

A new paper suggests that discount rates decades into the future are higher than previously thought


Why the Russian economy is starting to look spritely again

Rouble out of trouble?

THIS week our correspondents discuss the rally in the Russian rouble, GE cutting loose its finance arm and China’s deficient economy

The bubble question

Are the rising valuations of Chinese shares sustainable?

The pendulum swings

THE International Monetary Fund has just released its World Economic Outlook, a biannual health-check on the world economy. Americans will not be delighted with what they see. Back in January the IMF expected America to grow by 3.6% this year; now it is expecting 3.1% (see chart). Show More Summary

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