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The stand-off that may sink the euro

Sensible policy makers should see Syriza’s election success as a wake-up call not a nightmare

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Greek citizens want a change, but not one that would jeopardise the few savings they have left
– Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
Countries today have a choice between turbulence and anaemia
– Andrew McAfee
Dignitaries visiting the kingdom in the coming days should condemn the blogger’s treatment
– Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Carney is wrong about Europe’s problems

For the euro to survive, Europe needs political union or a rigid partnership, says Thomas Mayer

Fed looms large over bank stock prospects

Investors push central bank to allow greater cash distribution

Severn Trent divi cut invites marauders

Interested parties may be encouraged to renew takeover approaches

Mutual gain that blights science industry

Low-level corruption is disturbingly common in health and medicine, writes Anjana Ahuja

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Envy, desire and the high of a private jet

It is the ultimate expression of glamour and superhuman freedom, says Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

A damp day out in anti-austerity Athens

What is interesting is not what the war museum includes but what it leaves out, says Tony Barber

Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

World Bank expects global inflation to fall 0.4-0.9 percentage points this year

Now the French elites must work together

The people are ready to do what it takes to give their nation a better future, writes Gérard Errera

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Tipping point for Japan’s foreign policy

The illusion of neutrality becomes harder to pull off as economic clout wanes

Mixed messages for Bank of England

In this world, wait and see is the right course for UK monetary policy

Tricks of the mind turned oil into gold

Price remained high because people perceived there was a shortage, writes Mikhail Fridman

Washington trip is risky for Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister should not address Congress on Iran’s nuclear threat

Labour must defend its economic record

The last government was one of the most prudent of modern era, say John Hutton and Alan Milburn

Long-term investors eye project finance pot

Infrastructure funding gap presents opportunities for institutional investors

Eurozone QE weighs on German bond yields

Yield on 30-year bond drops below 1% for the first time

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