Joe Cummings illustration of Guy Laliberte
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Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil co-founder

The ‘sun king’ has just taken his circus brand to another level, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

From the blogs

nterest in measuring the economy is high but statistical literacy too low
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
Financial markets are right to have quarantined Greece, but have they gone too far?
– The Exchange: Mohamed El-Erian
For the first time, the island has no benefactor
– The Exchange: Ian Bremmer

‘Eurocrats’ command the world’s respect

Why, when the EU is so bad at so much, has it hit upon a competition policy that works?

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This is no time for the Tories to panic

National campaigns can be tweaked, but they have little impact on the election result

The US has forgotten the Vietnamese

Americans tend to think only of what they suffered during the war

The macabre market in migration

Most arrivals in 2014 were from Syria, then Eritrea, Mali and Nigeria, says John McDermott

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Marathon runners make us competitive

The rise of online fundraising has added career-enhancing sponsorship opportunities

Will cyber attacks switch off the lights?

‘Power companies are now under constant, accelerating attack from troublemakers or state-sponsored players’

Elio Toaff, spiritual leader, 1915-2015

The former chief rabbi of Rome who pursued the cause of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews

Ingram Pinn illustration
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Republicans want a bumper sticker world

It is easier to say that Obama never gets it right than to come up with an alternative strategy

Sky’s the limit for footy couch potatoes

Customers appear to be prepared to pay ever more for their habit

US fears European sequel to Lehman

Policy makers worry eurozone officials are too optimistic about dealing with a potential Grexit

Quixotic quest for a greener future

Even an ardent enthusiast will struggle to make the technology work, writes Julian Critchlow

The internet cannot be without laws

The police are sometimes demonised as agents of digital repression, says Rob Wainwright

Flash crash strategists spoof UK voters

Regulators are now not even sure that Britain’s general election took place

Thai generals seek to entrench control

Army-appointed body to maintain politicians’ standards — and grip on power

Greek contagion still on global risk list

Reduced liquidity and crowded trades mean danger remains

Europe needs Deutsche Bank as its champion

The rules have been tightened, and rightly so. But one effect is to reinforce US hegemony

Financial regulation meets a cul-de-sac

The notion of a single super-trader able to disrupt markets has not been high on authorities’ agenda

An unsinkable Pacific alliance

The closeness between America and Japan, forged in the ashes of war, goes beyond the ideological

Three easy tests all UK parties flunk

Restoring productivity growth should be at the centre of their election campaigns



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