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    26. October 21, 2014

      China GDP growth slowest since global crisis

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      Banks warned of stiffer penalties

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      Floating-rate debt is great when interest rates go down

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      A healthy challenge to the old guard of global finance

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      Four things to watch for in China's economic data

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      Mark Carney launches review after BoE payment system crash

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      October 20, 2014

      Real Time Gross Settlements fail at the BoE

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