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Britain’s new enemies: immigrants and capitalists

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Nato must contain chaos at Europe’s edge

A conflict funded by Russia and led by eccentrics is developing momentum, writes Rory Stewart

Investors fear the risks in British politics

The political risks to the economy are larger than the economic ones, says Stephanie Flanders

A cynic’s case for the bankers’ oath

Any oath-taking ceremonies would have a surreal quality

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Tribes rule Mideast as old order crumbles

Old order had already started to crumble along sectarian lines

Post-Argentine default calm will fade

Worrying lack of concern over waning EM strength

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Think Jack Bauer in manic market Friday

Busy calendar of data will kick off August trading

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