- Poster child for orthodoxy falters even as other emerging markets return to growth
- Shift in sentiment owes more to reduced fears of deflation than by inflation worries
- The link between devaluation and the EU referendum cannot be doubted
- Sri Mulyani Indrawati rises to challenge she insists Jakarta must win
- Hedge fund study signals shift from monetary and fiscal outlook to political risk
- With Article 50 to be triggered soon, Matthew Partridge looks at some of the most likely options available to Britain after we leave the EU.
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ON MARCH 22nd, exactly one year after a series of suicide bombings killed 32 civilians in Brussels, a terrorist attacked central London. The British-born man drove a car along the pavement across Westminster Bridge, killing at least two people and leaving around 40 injured. He then entered the grounds of Parliament, the heart of Britain’s democracy, and fatally stabbed an unarmed policeman before being shot dead. This “marauding” method of terror attack&md
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: The government stalls on backing an experiment in tidal power Print Headline: Taken at the flood Print Fly Title: Tidal energyUK Only Article: UK article only Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: Taken at the floodLocation: SWANSEA Main image: Time and tide may have to waitTime and tide may have to waitKICKING off a tour of the United Kingdom’s four increasingly disunited nations ahead of
- Print section Print Headline: What kind of somewhere? Print Fly Title: Identity and politicsUK Only Article: standard article Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: Somewheres and Anywheres Main image: 20170325_bkp504.jpgThe Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics. By David Goodhart. Hurst; 278 pages; $24.95 and £20.
WHY did Britain vote to leave the European Union? Why did America elect Donald Trump? Why are
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: As the government prepares to trigger Brexit, voters are torn over its terms Print Headline: Soft options and hard choices Print Fly Title: What voters want from BrexitUK Only Article: standard article Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: Soft options and hard choices
THE phoney war that has persisted since the vote for Brexit last June is almost over. This week Theresa May confirmed that she will send Brussels a
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: New European payments regulation has the potential to shake up the banks Print Headline: Levelling the paying field Print Fly Title: Payments in EuropeUK Only Article: standard article Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: Levelling the paying field Main image: 20170325_FND001_0.jpgIN BRITAIN alone millions of people make formal complaints each year about their banks. For them, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, fo
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: If it is to survive, the European Union must become a lot more flexible Print Headline: How to save Europe Print Fly Title: The future of the European UnionUK Only Article: standard article Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: Europe at 60 Main image: 20170325_LDD002_0.jpgON MARCH 25th 1957, with the shadow of the second world war still hanging over them, six European countries signed the founding treaty
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: As it marks its 60th birthday, the European Union is in poor shape. It needs more flexibility to rejuvenate itself, argues John Peet Print Headline: Creaking at 60 Print Fly Title: The future of the European UnionUK Only Article: standard article Issue: The case for flexibility Fly Title: Creaking at 60 Main image: 20170325_SRP046_0.jpgTHE EUROPEAN PROJECT has sometimes given the impression of being in perp
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: Most EU countries are happy to welcome other Europeans, but not refugees from outside Print Headline: Compassion fatigue Print Fly Title: ImmigrationUK Only Article: standard article Issue: The case for flexibility Fly Title: Compassion fatigue Main image: Under the wire and into EuropeUnder the wire and into EuropeEUROPE’S GREAT MIGRATION crisis seemed to blow up out of nowhere. Yet at least within t
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: There will soon be fewer fake pounds in your pocket Print Headline: All change Print Fly Title: The new £1 coinUK Only Article: UK article only Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: All changeLocation: LLANTRISANT Main image: 20170325_BRP003_0.jpgBEST known for his musings on gravity, Isaac Newton also spent several years as warden of the Royal Mint, charged with upholding the integrity of
A laptop ban will hit Middle Eastern airlines and passengers: America and Britain prohibit large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on some routesPrint sectionPrint Rubric: New measures will hit Middle Eastern airlines and their passengers Print Headline: Holding pattern Print Fly Title: The laptop banUK Only Article: standard article Issue: Amazon’s empire Fly Title: A laptop ban will hit Middle Eastern airlines and passengers Main image: For whom the belt tollsFor whom the belt tollsNEW intelligence appears to have prompted the decision of the authorities in both Ameri
- More flexibility and more stimulus are both necessary for economic recovery
- 50-year swaps market suggests worries over rising prices will prove fleeting
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: A car, a kitchen knife and an Islamist-inspired killer bring chaos to central London Print Headline: Parliament under attack Print Fly Title: Terror in LondonUK Only Article: standard articleFly Title: Terror in London Main image: 20170325_brp008.jpg“IT’S a simulation, no?” asked a confused tourist, as the emergency services hurried into action and a helicopter flew low overhead. This time, it was
- There is a danger of confusion with a dovish-hawkish mix of policies
- It’s tempting to ignore the populism sweeping the West. But it could seriously damage your investments. John Stepek explains why, and how to adjust your strategy to cope.
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Lucy Powell: It's Time To Reach Out, Not Lash Out, And Build Alliances Across The Political Spectrum To Tackle Educational Inequality And Boost Social MobilityToo often in politics we focus on what political parties disagree on. The political cycle means that every party is guilty of looking for a quick fix, or a new wheeze that might appeal to voters, rather than the more difficult proposition of looking at the evidence of what works and sticking to it, even if it means giving your opponents praise... We will only solve the social mobility challenge if we have a grown up approach which reaches across the political divide. Read more: Social Mobility,
London on alert after terror assault, why mavericks are better than mega-mergers, and how Puerto Rico ran out of blond hair dyePolice officer stabbed and alleged assailant killed after car ploughs into pedestrians
- Finance minister pushes infrastructure and Asia trade to offset ‘changed landscape’
- Despite the White House’s protectionist rhetoric, there is rising confidence south of the border — why?
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THE GUARDIAN today is running a big story on the woes airlines will face after Brexit. According to the paper, European carriers have been told in private meetings with European Union officials not to expect the aviation industry to be given special treatment in negotiations over Britain leaving the union. That would mean that Britain will probably fall out of the European single aviation market, the agreement that allows any airline in the region to fly whatever route it p
- Central bank should normalise interest rates before ending bond purchases or risk market ructions
- Investors look beyond risk of globalisation and oil going the wrong way
- Some productivity incentives are better than others
Biggest markets fall since Trump election, how the taxman is stifling Big Marijuana, and can a gif be a deadly weapon?Wall Street concerns over US president’s pro-business agenda trigger rush for financial havens
- Print sectionUK Only Article: standard articleFly Title: Down in the valleysLocation: Cardiff and Swansea Main image: 20170325_brp501.jpgUNTIL recently, Morriston Comprehensive was one of the worst schools in Wales, which in turn has the worst education system in Britain. Now, though, Martin Franklin, the head teacher, has high hopes for the school. Not only has it swapped its shabby 1970s quarters for a shiny new building, but deeper change is under way. When
- The pound has gone as low against the dollar as it’s going to, says Dominic Frisby. We’re at a start of a new, multi-year bull market in sterling.
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Markets hit by biggest fall since Trump’s election, how the taxman is stifling Big Marijuana, and is it too late to save Hong Kong?Wall Street worries about the US president’s pro-business agenda trigger a rush for financial havens
- Freeze on 100 plants in China and India boosts chances of averting dangerous warming
- Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni says Sicily summit must reject ‘protectionist closure’
- US shares look expensive after Trump trade and asset inflation driven by central bank
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SINGAPORE retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year, according to the latest cost-of-living survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company. The survey, which compares the prices of 160 goods and services in 133 cities around the world and is primarily used by human resources managers to calculate compensation packages for overseas postings, found that Singapore was 20% more expensive than New York and 5% pricie
- Independence had better happen before Brexit, if at all
- Virgin Trains’ pretend standard-class ticket is very handy for those who prefer to travel first class but need to disguise that fact on their expense claims.
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- Inflation is back. And that’s bad news for savers and borrowers alike, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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- Mark Carney says the Bank's former deputy governor made a serious but "honest mistake".
- The amount borrowed last month was the lowest February monthly figure since 2007.
- Rising fuel and food prices help to push the inflation rate to the highest since September 2013.
- Driven by record amounts of money pouring in to exchange-traded funds, markets are starting to feel a little overheated, says John Stepek. Are we nearing the top?
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FBI director confirms Russia probe, US bans laptops and tablets on flights from 8 countries, and how to be a global gold smuggler‘No information’ supporting Obama wiretap claims, director tells Congress
- It might take a communist leader to convince Donald Trump of the merits of free trade
- Big cities escalate efforts to curb the soaring prices that are stoking citizens’ anger
- Finance minister Indrawati laments global failure to address protectionism
- Finance minister Indrawati laments global failure to address proctectionism
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