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Merkel plays the long game with Putin

The German chancellor has decelerated the pace of sanctions but she will act, writes Beth Pond

Each of us has the ability to go it alone

Growth in self-employment boosts output and tax revenues – it should be embraced

The clever tricks of artificial intelligence

Big leaps are being made in deep learning but a human is still required, writes Richard Waters

A surreal week with the Donetsk rebels

A bizarre kidnap and escape illustrate the transformation of the city, says Guy Chazan

Treasury yields: the only way is up

Three reasons why the best of the bond bull market may be past

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Preserve gains against market shakeouts

Cost of protecting profits is low considering the bumpy road ahead

Xi’s risky path in disposing ‘tiger’ Zhou

President’s anti-corruption drive engenders unprecedented fear among Chinese officials, says Minxin Pei

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Fear of bubbles hides stagnation danger

The gloomier economic outlook is that interest rates are low for good reason, says Robin Harding

No such thing as one true and fair view

The absurdity whereby a fall in a bank’s credit standing becomes a source of profit

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