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THE SINO-AFRICAN ENGAGEMENT: IS AFRICA BECOMING A TRADEMARK MADE IN CHINA?

“Those who eat up riba shall only stand as would one who has been touched by Satan. That is because they say ‘Trading is just like riba.’ Allah has permitted trading and has forbidden riba.” 2,665 more words

The euro zone: That sinking feeling (again)

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If Germany, France and Italy cannot find a way to refloat Europe’s economy, the euro may yet be doomed … 159 more words

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Pittsburgh Most Livable City in Continental U.S.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Once again, Pittsburgh has been named the most livable city in the continental United States.

For the second time since 2009, the Economist rated the Steel City as best places to live, based on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. 172 more words

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The Fed and the ECB: A less dovish Yellen, a more dovish Draghi

The contradictory signals generated by American labour market data in the last year have provided grist for both hawks and doves at the Federal Reserve. For hawks, the rapid decline in the unemployment rate shows slack in the economy is disappearing so the Fed should tighten soon. 193 more words

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The Economist's AntiSemitism Finally Pushes Me Too Far

I’m usually the one around the Old Jews poker table who counsels my oversensitive friends not to overreact to perceived slights. As a former English prof, I abhor PC censorship of literature (banning Twain for his use of the”N-word” is but one example.) I’m a fan of brilliant writers who are also dyed-in-the-wool anti-Semites, such as Pound, Celine TS Eliot and, yes, Dickens. 609 more words

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Monetary policy: Be bold, Mario

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The European Central Bank should learn from the success of unconventional policies in America and Britain … 158 more words

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