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Daily chart: Europe's long-term unemployed: Continental drift

OVER the past six years, long-term unemployment in Europe has swelled. Around half of Europe's 25m unemployed have been jobless for over a year. Over 12% have not worked for more than four years. 201 more words

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Buttonwood: Bypassing the voters

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Technocratic solutions may come back to haunt politicians

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Buttonwood: Losing a tailwind

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The supply of equities may soon stop shrinking

WHEN supply falls and demand is strong, prices tend to go up. 164 more words

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Free exchange: Sorry to burst your bubble

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New research suggests it is debt, not frothy asset prices, that should worry regulators most … 151 more words

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The Chinese economy: Whether to believe China's GDP figures

IT ALL seems a little too perfect to be true. The Chinese government set a growth target of “about 7%” this year. And for a second consecutive quarter, despite ample evidence of stress in its industrial sector, it managed to hit that right on its head. 207 more words

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We Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

It’ll take trillions of dollars — not billions but trillions. Leaders are meeting in Ethiopia this week to figure out how to raise the money. Spoiler alert: Most of it won’t come from governments. 11 more words

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