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Peaks and valleys

FED watchers mull automating monetary policy, emerging markets feel the effects of China's stockmarket slump and exchange-traded funds surpass hedge funds

Are landlords to blame for Britain’s housing crisis?

Buy-to-let lending is not the main factor behind Britain's crazy house prices

Bull calves, bear cubs

A youth movement fuels volatility in China’s stockmarket

The limits of nudging

A look at the Behavioural Insights Team's latest report

Money talks: Minimum-wage mania

GOVERNMENTS are enthusiastically raising the minimum wage of workers. But how high can they go without being harmful?

Why do people do it to themselves?

Why working very long working hours is getting more common

Maurice Obstfeld becomes the new Blanchard

The International Monetary Fund's new chief economist has been unveiled

How much the young suffer

BRITONS are obsessed with home-ownership; but it is getting less and less common. A new note from Neal Hudson of Savills, an estate agent, points out that "the share of households owning their home peaked in 2003 at 71% [...] and has...Show More Summary

A helping hand

FOR almost three weeks now banks have been closed in Greece. Cash withdrawals have been limited to €60 a day and in practice often just €50 a day. Electronic transfers to accounts outside the country have been blocked. Although people are no longer queuing at ATMs, the shuttered premises of banks have become part of everyday life. Show More Summary

Why is Britain making it harder to strike?

Fewer workers protest in this way but the government is clamping down

How economics can explain Britain's crack down on trade unions

Economists may be able to explain the latest attack on Britain's trade unions

Can fuel-economy standards save the climate?

A fuel tax is a more efficient way to reduce emissions from vehicles than fuel-economy standards

Hawkish tones

David Miles, long thought to be a dove, is now arguing that interest rates should rise sooner rather than later

Whether to believe China's GDP figures

There is a crucial difference between smoothing data and fabricating it

Tiger finance

Both the City of London and Wall Street fear the exodus of banks to eastern capitals, but just how dominant are Asia's financial centres?

Easy, now

Delaying America's first interest-rate rise might be a good idea

Should I stay or should I go now?

"Economy flights from Greece" - The acceleration of Greece’s "brain drain"

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