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China should welcome its short sellers

Foreign hedge funds, are convenient villains in a 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

A chance for Europe to rescue its integrity

The failure to deal it has increased the costs of this human disaster, writes Peter Sutherland

Malaysia’s economic frailty is too familiar

The country is facing comparisons with the 1997 Asian financial crisis

Robots alone will not halt worker decline

Leading economies are entering era of an ageing and shrinking workforce, writes Diane Coyle

Journalists, repression and ‘conspiracy’

Some governments use their courts to silence media critics or force them into dubious confessions

FT Editorial

World faces third deflationary wave

EM crisis means further fall in potential global output is unavoidable

Ukraine gas hopes pinned to royalty cuts

Industry seeks a reversal of tax policy to encourage investment

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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

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

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



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