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Retail participation in capital markets soars

Retail participation in capital markets soars

Can markets balance the interests of society and economy, or do official institutions need to step in? ...
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German litigation may trap ECB in pincer

German litigation may trap ECB in pincer

Multiple uncoordinated legal actions compound Merkel’s woes ...
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City loses out in Brexit but not all is lost

City loses out in Brexit but not all is lost

Path for access to Europe may emerge ...
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ECB deploys holistic toolkit to tackle trilemma

ECB deploys holistic toolkit to tackle trilemma

Normalising interest rates, ensuring stability and preserving independence make for a difficult juggling act ...
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France backs looser EU debt rules

France backs looser EU debt rules

Planned bond issuance to boost euro's international role ...
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How Japan can escape financial socialism

How Japan can escape financial socialism

Encouraging retail investors to buy the BoJ’s stock of ETFs could help restore free-market functioning ...
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Investors lead the way on sustainable standards

Investors lead the way on sustainable standards

Asset owners create SDI taxonomy for investment community ...
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We are living on expensive climate credit

We are living on expensive climate credit

Bill Gates and Michael E Mann urge action on climate change in new books ...
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Inflation primed to return

Inflation primed to return

Household spending and deficits rebound ...
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Super Mario and the return of supply-side economics

Super Mario and the return of supply-side economics

Can Draghi use the European recovery fund to avoid Italy’s past mistakes? ...
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SDR proposals could help reset international monetary system

SDR proposals could help reset international monetary system

Significance spreads beyond help for emerging nations ...
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What central banks do next is vital for global economy

What central banks do next is vital for global economy

Should we be concerned about higher inflation after the pandemic? ...
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