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      Central banks face tricky balancing act

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      Greek banks: Grecian burns

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    14. August 3, 2015

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    18. August 3, 2015

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    19. August 3, 2015

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    20. August 3, 2015

      China central bank defends online payment rules amid criticism

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    21. August 3, 2015

      US jobs report likely to confirm Fed interest rate rise decision

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    23. August 2, 2015

      Capital outflows reignite debate between China bulls and bears

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    25. July 31, 2015

      The world gears up for a surge in the US dollar

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    26. July 31, 2015

      MPC appointee Vlieghe to cut ties with Brevan Howard hedge fund

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    27. July 31, 2015

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    28. July 31, 2015

      Bank of England admits it was subject of police probe

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    29. July 31, 2015

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    30. July 31, 2015

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    31. July 31, 2015

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    32. July 30, 2015

      Oil price rises on signs of US output slowdown

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