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Global markets adapt to a change in the Federal Reserve’s tone

After an unsettling week, investors have to retuneFOR SEVEN months most investors have been singing the same uplifting song. Since Pfizer and BioNTech published...

Is the pandemic accelerating automation? Don’t be so sure

The pessimists could, of course, eventually be proven rightAS ECONOMIES REOPEN, labour shortages are still worsening. In America the number of unfilled vacancies, at...

America’s high-yield debt is on ever-shakier foundations

Defaults may be heading lower but the market has become much riskierINVESTORS IN COMPANIES issuing high-yield or “junk” debt have had a relatively benign...

Why China has learned to relax about its currency

In a sign of tolerance, it has not slammed the door on capital inflowsIN A WORLD in which transparency has become a fetish, it...

Will America’s housing boom lead to another financial crisis?

It is hard not to feel uneasy, but lending standards are much higherA FAVOURED PASTIME for city dwellers on holiday to quainter towns...

The methods and menace of the new bank robbers

TALK TO BANKERS and some will tell you that when it comes to cyber-crime, they are second only to the military in terms of...

Uneven vaccination rates are creating a new economic divide

They may also stoke fears of a new taper tantrumIN THE 1970S the fortunes of the world economy, in all its infinite variety and...

Slow jobs growth may not be a bad sign for America’s recovery

Look beyond the tepid headline numbers, and hiring seems robustAMERICA’S LATEST jobs reports landed with resounding thuds. Upbeat Wall Street forecasters had expected firms...

Why the market for secondhand private-equity stakes is thriving

Wherever there is a primary market, a secondary one is never far behindAT MIDNIGHT ON August 31st 1602, the public offering of shares in...

Will empty shopfronts revive as New York comes back to life?

A mismatch between what landlords and tenants want could hold things upSIT BY BAR Pisellino, a chic watering hole in the West Village, a...

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