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  • Why rising bond yields are playing on stockholders’ nerves
    THE FIRST full-length film made by Steven Spielberg features an unusual lead. So indeed does much of his more celebrated work. But the star of “Duel”, his 1971 debut, is nothing as exotic as a man-eating shark or cloned velociraptor. It is a t…
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  • A new form of cryptocurrency promises to defy financial gravity
    TO GET AN idea of just how volatile cryptocurrencies are, compare them with the stockmarket. Bitcoin, the biggest one, moves as much against the dollar in a single day as the S&P 500 does in 23. For speculators, this is a feature. For anyone who w…
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  • CYBG buys Virgin Money
    A HANDFUL OF lenders dominate British banking. Just four hold 70% of Britons’ main current (checking) accounts. Undaunted—and encouraged by financial supervisors and competition watchdogs—a platoon of challengers is nonetheless taking on the…
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  • How to plug budget holes by managing public wealth better
    PROPONENTS OF sovereign-wealth funds like to say that returns from publicly owned assets could in theory displace taxes. In countries that have not struck oil, however, the chance of politicians building up savings rather than running up debt seem…
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  • The fate of Italy’s banks is still tied to public debt
    IN ITALY’S BUDGET drama, the action is shifting away from Rome. Last month its populist government said it would run a fiscal deficit of 2.4% of GDP in 2019—wider than euro-zone rules permit, and than markets had expected. Cue a sharp rise in…
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