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The rate of growth after the downturn before 2009 has been below par, but this fits readily with America’s long-term trend decline
– Andrew Smithers
The danger for Mr Hollande is that the more rebels he throws overboard, the greater the risk that he loses his working majority in the National Assembly
– Howard Davies
Nationalist leader will have given his side a steroidal injection of confidence
– John McDermott

Poverty eradicated at a statistical stroke

Different calculations tell widely different stories – the numbers go up and down like a yo-yo

German locomotive becomes liability

The country needs to realise it cannot succeed without its neighbours, writes Marcel Fratzscher

Syria’s opposition needs to bide its time

The bad news for everyone need not be bad for the moderate forces, writes Bassma Kodmani

Airlines fight for the right to recline

Passenger row highlights the problems thrown up by aircraft economy measures

Norway leads push for gender equality

Lack of female representation remains a problem despite boardroom quota

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Abenomics’ arrows fail to hit their mark

The limits of a weaker yen are becoming more obvious

Watch stress tests for rate rise timing

Regulatory concern for bank health is a constraining factor

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Shareholders must embrace commitment

Nothing in economics is more important than how companies should be managed

Arbitrage wastes the finest minds

It is a game of cat and mouse, in which financial companies are steps ahead of the regulator

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