A development bank made in China

It is possible that the AIIB will even exceed the standards of existing development lenders

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The argument highlights the green agenda as one of the key faultlines of European politics
– Nick Butler

German scholars illuminate sacred book

The Corpus Coranicum project builds on tradition of Koranic study halted by the Third Reich

Election in Turkey will test Erdogan

Many millions of voters hope the national poll will show the president his limits

Founding fathers offer UK a union lesson

A more extensive form of solidarity compensates for differences in needs and resources

US must bring free trade talks into open

The advisory system fuels fears that TPP will benefit corporate interests, writes Mark Wu

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Why finance is too much of a good thing

It is very costly to police markets riddled with conflicts of interest and asymmetric information

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Risks of giving staff in China the chop

Sackings are never simple and can go haywire in a way that is all too common

A new global order of cities

Urban centres shape the world, writes Ivo Daalder

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Cameron, Europe and the hand of history

Britain has always tried to be a European and a global power

Cold-blooded case for staying in Europe

If the In campaigners are traduced as bloodless accountants, they know they are on to a winner

Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity

The question of cash versus in-kind donation is an old debate, writes Khaled Hosseini

Bank of England needs highest standards

BoE oversight committee must exercise scrutiny independently of governor, writes Jesse Norman

Gain job satisfaction and avoid meetings

Career advancement may require more conferring but it might not be worth it

Global regulators look to follow UK lead

Watchdogs set to unveil review that assesses all that is wrong with the wild-west side of markets

India’s shadow banks play crucial role

Country lacks well-developed credit markets to provide capital

Big Data’s infinite harvest

They give us free computing power and we reveal ever more about ourselves

The fate of Greece lies in Tsipras’s hands

If the deal offered by the country’s creditors is reasonable, the prime minister should accept

New Silk Road is a chance not a threat

China intends to use its strengths to promote this project, writes Liu Xiaoming

Germany’s energy policy makes waves

The argument highlights the green agenda as one of the key faultlines of European politics

Will eurozone ever regain its spring?

The buzzword is ‘hysteresis’, which implies policy makers have acted too late to make a difference

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