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Policy is trivial — personality is destiny

PM’s character does much to determine government’s performance

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China has embraced climate change but growth remains the prime policy objective and that requires coal
– Nick Butler
US growth rate needs to rebound sharply in 2Q for forecasts of above-trend predictions to be viable
– Gavyn Davies
“Technology is changing everything” may be a lazy phrase. But the things on show proved it
– Andrew McAfee

Technology will free us from bad banking

A ‘national grid’ would end the big banks’ control of infrastructure, writes Philip Augar

A continent enfeebled by economic crisis

The EU’s 2003 document was a classic ‘soft power’ statement, writes Tony Barber

Help Tunisia reach full democracy

The attacks boost our resolve not to let our achievements be spoilt, writes Amel Azzouz

The unwritten rules of life in China

Mould your own way rather than use kindergarten morality

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Ethical Sweden runs into Saudi sands

Margot Wallström discovers the drawbacks of having too frank a tongue

Is asset management a systemic risk?

Effective regulatory crackdown may come too late

Japan reforms push groups to unlock cash

Abe’s governance initiatives could prove crucial to revitalising economy

The great American disconnect

The great American disconnect

In Silicon Valley, ‘fail harder’ is a motto. In Washington a single miscue can ruin your career

Eurozone’s real problems are hidden

The most important adjustment that needs to take place is a convergence of prices and labour costs

Russia looks to history for a new ideology

Its nationalistic hue is supplied by what Russians see as an external threat, writes Andrei Nekrasov

Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

It will take time but Latin America is working to combat corruption, says John Paul Rathbone

Vivendi clash shows it’s time for risk

Problems of UMG and the music industry will not be solved by a change of structure

Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

A tennis star turned financier is slicing into America’s biggest consumer brands

Goldman returns to political centre stage

With so many Goldmanistas related to top politicians, the cephalopod is again a big influence

The prince plots to steal Cameron’s crown

Those who think the Tories would not move against a sitting prime minister forget Thatcher’s fall

Greek morals and German maths

When an economy risks disintegration, facts and figures are a hard sell, says Nikolaus Blome

Video gaming has come of age

National Videogame Arcade is recognition of the creativity of games, writes Helen Lewis

Deflation: the modern policy bogeyman

‘You cannot assume that falls in the price of goods and assets are the same . . . their impact can differ’

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