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  • newDear oil helps some emerging economies and harms others
    When they are not fretting about the American dollar or Chinese debt, policymakers in emerging economies keep a close eye on the oil market. The price of Brent crude has risen by nearly 50% in the past year to around $80 a barrel. It ranks as the…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:49pm -
  • newWhy it makes sense to invest in Treasury bonds
    JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, a quotable economist, observed that one of the deeper mysteries is why, in a falling market, there is still a buyer for every seller. It is a conundrum that bond investors must now contemplate. Since January the yield on a…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:49pm -
  • newWhat is an audit for?
    AUDITS get noticed only when things go wrong. Last week British MPs issued a scathing attack on KPMG, an auditor, for failing to avert the collapse of Carillion, a contracting company. South African authorities are looking into Deloitte’s audit…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:49pm -
  • newHow kidnapping insurance keeps a lid on ransom inflation
    IN THE early 1970s, leftist guerrillas in Argentina discovered a lucrative new way to make money: kidnap millionaires. Panicking firms would agree to huge ransoms, more concerned with freeing their executives than driving down the fee. That was no…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:49pm -
  • newLabour laws in 104 countries reserve some jobs for men only
    EVEN as rich countries seek to rid workplaces of subtle gender bias, in many developing ones discrimination remains overt. According to the World Bank, women are barred from certain jobs in 104 countries (see map).“Gender equality in labour law…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:49pm -