Latin American economies should show leadership on climate negotiations

In December talks in Paris involving more than 200 countries may result in a new agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions. In the months leading up to the conference, The Economist will be publishing guest columns by experts on the economic issues involved. 145 more words

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Articles Of Interest From The Archives

The New Economies Boom And Bust Towns From the October, 2013 issue of The Atlantic, As usual, an insightful article from Richard Florida about cities in the U.S. 109 more words


Italy’s bad debts: Burden-sharing

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Clear thinking needed

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Italy’s bad debts


The government tries to relieve banks of non-performing loans

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Billion-dollar babies

AS THEY announced the proposed merger of Pfizer and Allergan to create the world’s biggest drugmaker, on November 23rd, the two firms’ bosses stressed the scale that is needed to keep inventing blockbuster treatments. 164 more words

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Bankers v mattresses

IN JUNE of last year the European Central Bank reduced its benchmark interest rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, to 0.15% and its deposit rate, which it pays to banks on their reserves, to -0.1%. 167 more words

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Big hunk of junk

Just 25 years ago less than a quarter of corporate-bond issuers were ranked speculative, or junk. Now, according to Standard & Poor’s, a rating agency, it is nearly a half. 85 more words

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