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      Democrats struggle to harness economic feelgood factor

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      Economists' climate failure must be reversed

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      This $13tn question is more important than ever

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      Free Lunch: America cleans up

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      Social impact bonds need help to fulfil their potential

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      US economic recovery masks tale of many cities

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      Free Lunch: Slice your cake and grow it too

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      China's state enterprise reform: bigger, yes, but better?

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      Guest post: The Euro and the IMF Now

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      Lack of vocational education stifles US mobility

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    14. April 12, 2015

      Global recovery at risk of stalling

      The global economy is mired in a “stop and go” recovery “at risk of stalling again”, according to the latest Brookings...

    15. March 4, 2015

      Londoners back greater fiscal devolution

      Most of London’s businesses, councils and public support more fiscal devolution for the capital, according to the first...

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      February 12, 2015

      After Minsk - why the 'arms to Ukraine' debate will continue

      If the Minsk II agreement reached between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany can secure a ceasefire and...

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      It's Draghi versus Weidmann on ECB QE

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      October 9, 2014

      Draghi flips Keynes

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      October 6, 2014

      Government debt and monetary policy

      A new paper by several Harvard economists, including former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, argues that a little more...

    20. October 5, 2014

      Global recovery is stalling, index signals

      The global economic recovery is stalling and too reliant on the US, according to the latest Brookings...

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      Tiger index: Global recovery is stalling

      The recovery in the world’s leading economies is stalling and too reliant on the US, according to the Tracking Indices...

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      Job creation critical to prevent social unrest in Africa

      “Where are the jobs?” The question was raised by a PhD student during a meeting this year of African finance ministers...

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      September 17, 2014

      The fatal flaw that could doom the European project

      There have been many failed attempts to unify the European continent by force. More recently, politicians have tried to...

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      The billionaires bending American politics to their will

      The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

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      August 26, 2014

      Are 12 million Americans living on less than $2 a day?

      The biggest development story of the last two decades has been the vast reduction in the number of the world’s extreme...

    26. August 13, 2014

      A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

      Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the...

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      China natural gas growth faces hurdles

      Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and concerns over the toxic smog that enshrouds many of China’s cities is driving...

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      US recovery could test healthcare gains

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      July 15, 2014

      Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

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      Erdogan looks to make natural progression to presidency

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      June 10, 2014

      The growth of US student loan debt: causes and consequences

      The chart from Goldman economists breaks down the various causes behind the rapid expansion of student loan growth in...

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      Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

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    33. May 9, 2014

      World Bank eyes biggest global poverty line increase in decades

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      April 16, 2014

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      Robertson warns on Scottish independence

      George Robertson, a former Nato secretary-general and Labour defence minister, has warned that if his Scottish homeland...

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      April 6, 2014

      Global recovery strengthens, but risks remain

      Guest post by Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda, and Arnav Sahu on the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times Tracking...

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      Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

      The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild...

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      Why long-term unemployment matters

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