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The labour market: The force awakens

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Labour-force participation is rising again, at last

ACCORDING to Donald Trump, America’s “real” unemployment rate is higher than 40%. 135 more words

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Buttonwood: The great switchover

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The mood of the markets has changed

SOMETIMES the financial markets seem to go in a different direction from the fundamentals. 144 more words

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If it ain’t broke, don’t Brexit

ON JUNE 23rd Britons will vote on whether their country should stay in the European Union. They face a bewildering range of estimates of the potential economic effects of a Brexit. 176 more words

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Dry times

HIS village may be parched, but Balachandra Ambaji Payar’s banana trees are a vivid green. In the shade cast by their fronds, a few chilli plants add more colour—and income—to a region left blanched by two consecutive years of disappointing rain. 165 more words

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Exhaustive analysis

CARMAKERS have two methods for dealing with the gases that belch from exhaust pipes. One is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide (NOx) and other nasties by spending heavily to develop cleaner engines. 153 more words

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Risky business

AT THE centre of a large office in west London sits a raised circular platform with several seats. Screens in front carry international news superimposed on a huge atlas. 165 more words

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The great switchover

SOMETIMES the financial markets seem to go in a different direction from the fundamentals. Global economic forecasts for 2016 are still being revised downwards and the rate of defaults on corporate bonds is rising sharply. 153 more words

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