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    Hard questions as scientists and governments seek covid-19 vaccines

    They must work out how much to invest, and how best to distribute the goods Continue reading...
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    Do Alipay and Tenpay misuse their market power?

    Both dominate payments in China Continue reading...
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    Why European banks expect fewer bad loans than American rivals

    It may be a sign of weakness rather than optimism Continue reading...
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    What it takes to become an academic economist is changing

    Pre-doctoral programmes are a new rung on the professional ladder Continue reading...
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    Dollar dominance is as secure as American global leadership

    The currency’s wobbles have fed fears that a reckoning looms for the world’s economic hegemon Continue reading...
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    Economic forecasts are too rosy. That can be costly

    Over-optimism at the IMF and the World Bank can have serious consequences Continue reading...
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    The fear of robots displacing workers has returned

    But do not expect tech-induced lay-offs just yet Continue reading...
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    The price of gold surges to an all-time high

    And the dollar weakens against the euro Continue reading...
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    Has India’s moratorium on loan payments delayed the pain for banks?

    It has shielded borrowers; but some banks may struggle once defaults are realised Continue reading...
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    The EU’s recovery fund revives a debate on common taxes

    But for every tax proposed, there is a national veto Continue reading...
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    Bridgewater faces losses and a lawsuit

    The most successful hedge-fund firm of all time hits a rough patch Continue reading...
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    The SPAC hack

    The latest twist in the power struggle between Silicon Valley and Wall Street Continue reading...
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    In emerging markets, short-term panic gives way to long-term worry

    Emergency measures have helped keep economies alive, but could have nasty side-effects in the long term Continue reading...
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    Emmanuel Farhi has died at the age of 41

    The economist was one of the brightest minds of his generation Continue reading...
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    Why real-time economic data need to be treated with caution

    The measures are not a proxy for overall economic activity Continue reading...
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    Chapter 11 is no longer a haven for deadbeat debtors

    These days secured creditors are in control Continue reading...
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    A shift from paper to virtual cash will empower central banks

    Officially issued digital currencies could help usher in negative interest rates Continue reading...
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    Ant Group announces plans to list in Shanghai and Hong Kong

    It becomes the latest in a trail of listings Continue reading...
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    Unusually, copper and gold prices are rising in tandem

    An uncertain and uneven recovery explains their skyward leap Continue reading...
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    Banks lose out to capital markets when it comes to credit provision

    That explains the Fed’s response to the latest economic crisis Continue reading...