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Terrorism and the economy

ANALYSING the effects of terrorist acts on lost GDP or lower stockmarket indices may seem to be missing the point. But terrorists aim to wreak havoc, including with our economy

The euro crisis was not a government-debt crisis

Misdiagnosis of the crisis hindered the response, and set the stage for future economic woes

To get a climate agreement, first set out principles for fair cost-sharing

Initial agreement on the ground rules for divvying up costs will pave the way to a broad deal

The Paris climate-change conference needs to be more ambitious

The latest guest post in our series on the Paris climate-change conference this December

A world of debt

LIKE the sub-prime mortgage crisis in America and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, emerging markets could be on the cusp of their own debt reckoning

The world's never-ending debt story

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

Some simple rules of thumb

Business cycles are complicated, but they're not that complicated

Do ultra-low interest rates really damage growth?

Why Bill Gross is wrong to say that rock-bottom interest rates are discouraging investment

Shy unicorns

SOME of Silicon Valley's most successful companies have yet to go public. The private world of "unicorns" is a gentler place than the stock market, perhaps artificially

Why politicians are asking the wrong questions about gender inequality

Rather looking at earnings ratios, politicians should instead be asking who gets which jobs and why

The Bank of England may not raise interest rates until 2017

Britain's central bank decided to keep interest rates on hold in November

Uncertainty over future interest rates should shape policy today

No-one knows where interest rates will end up. That should affect policy today

The trust machine

APOSTLES of blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, think of it as the internet of money with implications stretching far beyond the cryptocurrency

A cheaper bill for recapitalising Greek banks

WHEN the third Greek bail-out was outlined in principle on July 13th after an extraordinarily fraught summit of euro-zone leaders, between €10 billion ($11 billion) and €25 billion out of the total sum of up to €86 billion of help was set aside for bank recapitalisation. Show More Summary

The Bank of Japan keeps printing money at speed

Stopping just short of adding to its massive programme of quantitative easing

The reason for low wages in Britain that no one mentions

HAVING returned earlier this year from a stint in the Washington office, your correspondent has been struck by one of the big differences between American and British economic discourse. In both countries since the crisis, real wage growth has been pretty measly. Show More Summary

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