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Do we understand the math behind the PPP calculations?

6 months ago at 11:14  by Michael Pettis
A new PPP study complied by the World Bank has generated some pretty excited and, to some, alarming headlines about the new world order. There has been limited reference to this in the Chinese press, ...

What impact has the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal had?

6 months ago at 11:09  by Martin Williams
According to the recently issued statistics that compared the period October to December 2012 with October to December 2013 the impact of fees has been huge. The headline figure showed that there had ...

Fundless fund platforms?

6 months ago at 10:59  by Henry Tapper
Over the past fifteen years, new technology has brought us the fund platform, open architecture and unlimited choice. It has not brought us good fund governance and that’s what’s round the corner.

Robots for all!

6 months ago at 11:17  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Yesterday I took part in a fascinating Resolution Foundation discussion, Equity in the Age of the Robot. It was an apt day to be debating the impact of automation on jobs and equity, as the Tube ...

Luxury pound survives GDP scare

6 months ago at 11:14  by Matt Williams
Researchers have discovered that rude and condescending shop assistants are more effective than their polite and deferential colleagues when it comes to shifting upscale goods. Astonishingly, ...

Are share markets still OK?

6 months ago at 11:09  by John Redwood
As so often, there is plenty to worry about. Mr Draghi at the European Central Bank says he wants to talk to the press and markets less often. Of more concern, he seems to be backing off any idea of ...

The eclipse of capitalism – or maybe not

6 months ago at 10:42  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Jeremy Rifkin’s new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, covers lots of interesting territory but isn’t my cup of tea. One reason for that is apparent in the subtitle: “The internet of things, ...

Any inspiration would do

6 months ago at 10:40  by Matt Williams
It is not just in American and North Korean jails that prisoners suffer savage treatment. When chap by the name of Kevan Thakrar, serving life in County Durham for the machine-gun murder of three ...

Go for a walk before writing a blog post

6 months ago at 10:36  by Graham Jones
Every day millions of bloggers have the same problem – what to write about. Every day thousands of bloggers give up because they no longer have the motivation to write anything. Every day millions ...

Pound cost ravaging

6 months ago at 10:18  by Henry Tapper
I felt like General Melchett inspecting the trenches. At the 21st Century Retirement Income Update I met a bunch of advisers who have since 2008 been trying to help clients make sense of the ...
 
 

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