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The Economist: Free Exchange

The link between pro-austerity and anti-Brexit

IN RECENT years one of the most divisive issues in economics has been whether or not you see the Baltics as a success. When the financial crisis hit they decided to pursue what the IMF called "unpr...

Emerging market déjà vu

COMMODITIES, emerging markets and inflation expectations may all have reached a turning point. Is it 1999 all over again? And we explore whether China's strategic ambitions in Africa are overstated

The fiscal-devolution deal to Scotland is very generous

IT HAS now been two weeks since Scotland got control over income tax, the so-called Scottish Rate of Income Tax (or SRIT). Under this deal, Scotland has put in its own 10p rate of tax, and Westmins...

Single and ready to spend

UNMARRIED women are becoming an increasingly potent economic force and we check in with the author of our Special report on business in Africa

How Russia bounced back from the oil crash

THE agile response of the Russian central bank to the oil crisis caught many off guard; so, how did the organs of Russian finance weather the crash? And, as the Panama papers threaten global tax ha...

Trade in the time of low interest rates

CHINA is sitting atop a glut of gluts. The massive amounts of industrial capacity built to enable the speedy development of the Chinese economy is increasingly idle in the face of a slowdown and tr...

Should the London stock exchange be part of a mega-merger?

The Panama evasion

THE leak of a huge trove of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, creates an uproar about the shell companies that many of the super-rich use to hide their wealth. The row, which h...

Which universities deliver the best “feelgood” experience?

THERE is no shortage of college rankings, nor rankings that tell you what you already know. Ivy League colleges are prestigious and selective. Graduates of business schools tend to do well, and ski...

The problem with profits

THIS WEEK: What too much profit at the top means for America and how billionaires in emerging countries are riding the waves of economic growth