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  • newStock exchanges find novel uses for blockchain
    BLOCKCHAIN, THE technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, was designed with an ideological aim: to sidestep central authorities and governments. But many people have become intrigued by its practical uses, such as updating back-off…
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  • newAmerica’s trade relations with its allies are extremely fragile
    AFTER A TRIP to France for the centenary of the end of the first world war, President Donald Trump quickly turned his Twitter feed over to trade-related tirades. On November 12th he opined that “Trade must be FREE and FAIR!” The next day he co…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Nov 18, 3:49pm -
  • newA study measures the cost of lack of competition
    What’s Italian for sticker shock?THAT COMPETITION keeps prices down is well known. But it is hard to measure by just how much, because prices vary for all sorts of reasons, from differences in labour costs and rents to taxes. Rising to the chal…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Nov 18, 3:49pm -
  • newThe economy of the Philippines wobbles
    Marching rationsFOR DECADES economists wondered why the Philippines was doing so badly compared with its less gifted, more tigerish neighbours. In recent years, they have wondered how it was doing so well. The economy has grown briskly, without i…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Nov 18, 3:49pm -
  • newBorrowing by mobile phone gets some poor people into trouble
    Mobile money’s too tight to mentionMOBILE MONEY, which offers the equivalent of a basic bank account to almost anyone with any sort of phone, has long been seen as a boon for financial inclusion. So recent evidence that it is leaving problems i…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Nov 18, 3:49pm -