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The Economist: Free Exchange

Mr Li's toolbox

LI KEQIANG, China’s premier, is fond of saying that the government has plenty of tools in its toolbox to combat the economy’s slowdown. Rummaging through the kit, the central bank produced a bi...

China's slowing economy, oil prices and booming housing markets

THIS week's print edition has an array of economics articles that may be of interest. The following have particularly caught our eye:China's economy: Coming down to earth (Briefing)Oil prices: unco...

A recovery begins?

AUSTRALIA'S economy had been rocked by the recent collapse in global commodity prices. Falling iron ore and coal prices have hit both the mining industry and government tax revenues particularly ha...

Not so impatient

MOST people would prefer to receive a gift now, instead of the same one in 20 years’ time. Economists refer to this notion by speaking of "discount rates", the rate at which future costs and...

Unfair

NOT long ago, Russia and Ukraine's finances looked very precarious. But now one of those countries is doing a lot better. Surprisingly, it is not the country that has just been given a $25 billion ...

Rouble out of trouble?

THIS week our correspondents discuss the rally in the Russian rouble, GE cutting loose its finance arm and China’s deficient economy

The bubble question

CHINESE stocks and economic growth have long had little to do with each other. Between 2010 and early 2014, when China boasted the world’s fastest-growing economy, its stockmarket was consistentl...

The pendulum swings

THE International Monetary Fund has just released its World Economic Outlook, a biannual health-check on the world economy. Americans will not be delighted with what they see. Back in January the I...

The past’s long shadow

HENRY FORD, the founder of the carmaker that still bears his name, declared in 1916 that “History is more or less bunk.” When asked to open a museum more than a decade later, he sought to clari...

America, Britain and money in Argentina

IN THIS week's issue, there a few big economics stories. One looks at whether America's recent economic blip is worth worrying about. There is plenty of coverage of the economics of Britain's elect...