Inflation is best way to avoid stagnation

The prospect is that central banks will find themselves helpless, writes Tim Harford

From FT blogs

Equities have provided a better insurance than cash or bonds against the risks of unanticipated inflation
– Andrew Smithers
It seems political leaders installed by the US in third world countries never want to leave office
– Ahmed Rashid
In Iraq, one of the countries at risk of losing the most is standing aside
– Nick Butler

Deranged killers who pose as terrorists

The disturbed and the deluded swell the ranks of the black-clad army, writes Gautam Malkani

Ferguson isn’t my first race riot

Racial upheavals have always been part of the fabric of this nation

Summer box-office decline hits Hollywood

Unlike previous years there have been no box-office bombs

Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole

Labour market dynamics to play central role for monetary policy

Crucial test for gold as QE largesse ends

Bullion is highly sensitive to chartism and technical factors

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US may be a gamble too far for SoftBank

Japanese company faces tough fight to turn Sprint into a serious US telecoms challenger

Mexico is looking to the future

Our goal is to play a more active role in the global economy, writes Enrique Peña Nieto

Destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

Beijing is seeking to turn the South China Sea into a ‘Chinese lake’, writes Philip Bowring

Draghi must start doing whatever it takes

You cannot conjure a recovery by summoning the confidence fairy, writes Richard Portes


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