Malaysia’s economic frailty is all too familiar

The country is facing comparisons with the 1997 Asian financial crisis

From the blogs

It will be at least five years before the upturn – but the good, or bad, news is that prices will stay low
– Nick Butler
In all the noise and debate, the stock market crash raises three big questions, writes Bill Emmott
– Bill Emmott
Markets will not stabilise until doubts of China’s competence and the appropriateness of Fed’s strategy are resolved
– Gavyn Davies
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©James Ferguson

China risks an economic discontinuity

Many believe the economy is already growing far more slowly than the government admits

Clinton, Bush and America’s dynasties

US dynasties are not just political — parents pass half their wealth to their kids, writes Rick Perlstein

Do not let fear kill promise of Big Data

Privacy is at the heart of democratic modernity and it must be preserved, writes Maurice Lévy

Modern couples need similar tech drives

Mismatched technology habits can lead to dissatisfaction in a relationship

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Clever marketeers crashed the economy

The new breed has run banking far less well than less intellectually distinguished predecessors

China’s bank questions will not go away

Equities debacle means Beijing is no longer seen as infallible

Why caution rules for EM and commodities

Four themes are at play: US rate rise, China, European recovery and oil

James Ferguson illustration

Militarism risky temptation for Beijing

If it goes wrong, it could destroy the international order that brought China great economic success

Opposition not Cameron’s biggest problem

PM makes unforced errors by either disregarding advice or poor party management, writes Iain Martin

China’s caravan parks defy economic fears

As the west panics about growth, the Chinese are out enjoying themselves

Refugee crisis shows how we have changed

Prewar heroism that rescued thousands of children is all but unthinkable today, writes Martin Sandbu

Spain’s Podemos outlives deflated hubris

Insurgent party still has power to shape the political mainstream, writes José Ignacio Torreblanca

Stakes high as Big Four push for M&A work

Professional services groups are aggressively luring bankers

India faith census spurs debate

Data reignite fears over declining Hindu majority

Central bank arsenal is losing its bite

Structural forces constraining growth and inflation not tackled

The real cost of the Iran deal

The US has fallen into the trap of appeasing the Islamic Republic’s rivals, not Tehran

Asia more of a threat to Europe than US

China’s market rumbles highlight the limits of a more aggressive ECB, writes Stephanie Flanders

The Labour party is too big to fail

Public interest requires that the party’s leadership must be be credible, writes Paul Collier

China’s problem is the economy itself

A targeted pinprick approach is needed, not a vast stimulus, writes David Daokui Li



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