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Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending

Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending

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Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises show how much reform is still needed

Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises show how much reform is still needed

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Greece exits its bail-out programme, but its marathon has further to go

Greece exits its bail-out programme, but its marathon has further to go

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A milestone is reached with the first zero-cost tracker funds

A milestone is reached with the first zero-cost tracker funds

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The Industrial Revolution could shed light on modern productivity

The Industrial Revolution could shed light on modern productivity

Researchers differ on whether rising wages gave the impetus to industrialise

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Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

IT IS the summer of 1979 and Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the everyman-hero of John Updike’s series of novels, is running a car showroom in Brewer, Pennsylvania. There is a pervasive mood of decline. Local textile mills have closed. Gas prices are soaring. No one wants the traded-in, Detroit-made cars clogging the lot. Yet Rabbit is […]

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Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

IT IS the summer of 1979 and Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the everyman-hero of John Updike’s series of novels, is running a car showroom in Brewer, Pennsylvania. There is a pervasive mood of decline. Local textile mills have closed. Gas prices are soaring. No one wants the traded-in, Detroit-made cars clogging the lot. Yet Rabbit is […]

August 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Australia’s Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment will merge

Australia’s Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment will merge

Ever since John Fairfax took over the fledgling Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in 1841, the Fairfax name has straddled Australia’s media. After 177 years, it is to disappear. On July 26th Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment, Australia’s oldest television network, announced they would merge in a deal worth A$4.2bn ($3.1bn). Nine will take control with […]

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Has BRICS lived up to expectations?

Has BRICS lived up to expectations?

DOES anyone still care about the BRICS? Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concluded their tenth official summit in Johannesburg on July 26th. The widespread perception is that the group has failed to live up to the hype the acronym helped to generate. But that is only half true. The combined GDP of the […]

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How the medical-tourism business thrives

How the medical-tourism business thrives

IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or […]

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