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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

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A complacent market

This week our correspondents discuss the general election campaign in Britain, the latest news from Greece and the slowdown in America’s economy

Predicting the next crisis

Some emerging-market economies are shakier than others

Worrying signs

Talk of a "renaissance" in American manufacturing is overblown

NIMBYs in the twenty-first century

New research suggests rising returns on housing—not all wealth—may help explain rising inequality

The Spanish acquisition

Inflation picks up in America, Google poaches Morgan Stanley's finance chief and Spanish banks go on the takeover trail

From hero to zero

A zero inflation reading is a headache for the Bank of England

A rollercoaster ride

The coalition government's recent economic success was preceded by two years of gloom

Now for the alternative

Danny Alexander presents the Lib Dems' vision of Britain's public finances

A loss of patience

The Federal Reserve has dropped the word “patient” from its monetary-policy statement

A sense of déjà vu

The 2015 budget has similarities to one passed 80 years ago

A green surge

This week our correspondents discuss the rise of the dollar, the turn in America's interest rate cycle and the upcoming Fed meeting

The new Greece in the east

Without a much bigger, long-term investment programme, Ukraine’s economy will continue to flounder

Defusing a bomb

EVER since China’s gargantuan stimulus of 2009, which was unleashed to repel the global financial crisis, there have been concerns about how the debts incurred during that spending binge would be repaid. The finance ministry took a big...Show More Summary

More 'glanceability'

THIS week our correspondents discuss the launch of Apple's smart watch and record lows for the Baltic dry index--a measure of global shipping costs

Getting the machines revving

The European Central Bank starts quantitative easing

The winning streak continues

FOR how much longer can the American economy keep creating jobs so fast? 2014 was a bumper year—by December there were 3m more people in work than a year earlier (see first chart). Unemployment was 1.1 percentage points lower. The ratio of jobseekers to vacancies fell from a peak of seven to one in 2009 to two to one in December 2014. Show More Summary

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