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Battle over Brexit matters to the world

UK needs a voice in Europe and the bloc would benefit too

From the blogs

Government messages are becoming increasingly mixed and leading to public unease and insecurity
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid
In China, numbers serve political purposes and that matters because the country accounts for almost a quarter of global energy consumption
– Nick Butler
Is market turbulence foreshadowing – or causing – a much broader weakening in global economic activity than anything seen since 2009?
– Gavyn Davies

Engage xenophobes, do not silence them

Countries are trying to integrate newcomers while excluding their citizens, writes Risto Penttila

Syria’s future in its neighbours’ hands

In the Middle East, it is the regional players at the forefront, writes Dmitri Trenin

Advantages of living in a decent time zone

What matters for flight, unlike finance, is that hardly anyone lives south of the equator

The public needs to be able to trust HMRC

We cannot lurch from one improvised response to another after each scandal, writes Judith Freedman

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Paris needs to acquire a head for heights

The French capital collects designs that will never be built, writes Adam Thomson

Violence tests India-Africa relationship

Modi’s hopes of ‘partnership for prosperity’ suffers blow after attack on Tanzanians in Bangalore

Apple should not be too excited over India

Tech group’s products cost more than most Indian consumers are willing to pay

Hedge funds target a weaker renminbi

Timing matters for investors betting against the currency and China’s central bank

Cruz stays strong in New Hampshire

Texas senator still trails Donald Trump in polls, writes Sebastian Payne

Britain’s premature bet on future of EU

If the case for membership is the ability to influence laws that affect us, that case could shrivel

Trump, Sanders and American rage

The yearning for leaders from the fringes will have profound implications for the US and the world

Find refugees work to boost integration

Minimum wages may be good for native workers but are less so for migrants, writes Scott McDonald

Snatching at Apple’s crown

Leader’s slip from top spot may prove to be an omen, writes Linda Yueh

Delhi Notebook: India’s wedding syndrome

The government manages one-off events but not longer-term projects, writes Victor Mallet

Issue of €500 denomination is noteworthy

Shredding the high-value bill will stoke divisions within the eurozone

Bankers’ rock star excesses seem off key

Investment banking no longer needs highly paid whizz-kids

Chasing the dragon in New Hampshire

The tiny state has put America’s heroin epidemic on the political front burner

Through the past, darkly

Today’s economic situation in Europe has parallels with the 1930s and Hitler’s speedy recovery

No free lunches but plenty of cheap ones

By improving incentives or making strategic investments we can achieve conflicting objectives

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