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  • Development-impact bonds are costly, cumbersome—and good
    IF A girl in a poor country goes to school, she will probably have a more comfortable life than if she stays at home. She will be less likely to marry while still a child, and therefore less likely to die in childbirth. So, not surprisingly, there…
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  • Is North Korea the next Vietnam? Don’t count on it
    AS AMERICA presses North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, it has pointed to Vietnam as an example of the prosperity that awaits the isolated state. “It can be your miracle in North Korea as well,” Mike Pompeo (pictured), the secretary of stat…
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  • Donald Trump insists on trade reciprocity. But what kind?
    IN THE sixth episode of “The Apprentice”, a reality-television show first broadcast in 2004, Donald Trump, as always, fired a contestant vying for a job in his company. She was, he said, the worst negotiator. And she had failed to fight back w…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • Why the euro zone hasn’t seen more cross-border bank mergers
    MERGERS of euro-area banks from different countries, a banker jokes, are “very much like teenage sex. There’s a lot of talk, but little action. And when it does happen, there’s a lot of disappointment.” In recent months gossip has linked e…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -
  • Even stockmarket bulls are more cautious than at the start of the year
    BEARS sound clever; bulls make money. This piece of financial acumen, imparted by a trader to a colleague, is hard to beat for brevity. It also makes a good point. There is something about market pessimism that endows bears with an aura of wisdom…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 18, 2:48pm -