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Credit-card firms are becoming reluctant regulators of the web

WHO SHOULD police the internet? For some time now the question has tied companies, regulators and campaigners in knots. Social networks spend billions moderating...

Could a $1trn coin end America’s debt-ceiling showdown?

Proponents argue that the zany proposal is the government’s least bad option“IT IS A mining rock of such resistance, that it is not easy...

Companies cast off their reluctance to invest

Many are promising an investment bonanzaCOMPANIES' enthusiasm for investment faded after the global financial crisis, and took a huge hit when covid-19 struck. But...

Does anyone actually understand inflation?

FOR ECONOMICS writing—a genre that stylistically is often closer to computer manuals than to literature—a discussion paper recently posted on the Federal Reserve’s website...

A different approach to investing in developing countries

The concept of emerging markets is strained. Time to think about economic growth models insteadFORTY YEARS ago Antoine van Agtmael of the International Finance...

A wave of green government bonds is flooding markets

The benefit may be more political than economicA WAVE OF green sovereign debt is flooding markets. Britain issued its first such bond in September,...

Is the world economy going back to the 1970s?

IT IS NEARLY half a century since the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries imposed an oil embargo on America, turning a modest inflation...

The age of fossil-fuel abundance is dead

Dwindling investment in oil, gas and coal means high prices are here to stayFOR MUCH of the past half-decade, the operative word in the...

Award: Henry Curr

More from Finance & economicsThe latest shock to China’s economy: power shortagesAt least 19 provinces have suffered power cuts in recent weeksCan lending controls...

Award

More from Finance & economicsThe latest shock to China’s economy: power shortagesAt least 19 provinces have suffered power cuts in recent weeksCan lending controls...

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