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The Economist: Free Exchange

On the edge of Grexit, trade and scrip tease

THIS week's print edition has an array of economics articles that may be of interest. The following have particularly caught our eye:Greece: On the Gredge (Leaders)Greece and the markets:...

No longer the kiss of death

IN 2014 commodity prices tumbled. Many economists feared the worst for Africa. For decades the continent has been worryingly dependent on commodities to power economic growth. When prices crashed, ...

The economy doesn’t matter

AMERICA’S labour-force participation rate—the proportion of the population available to work—has been falling for years. The figure is now just 62.7%, the lowest level since 1977. T...

A long end-game

THIS week our correspondents discuss the possibility of an approaching Grexit and the significance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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