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What should China do now?

13 Aug 2015, by in Economics

Global markets are understandably jittery at what has become the biggest fall in the renminbi, China’s currency, since the 1990s. Duncan Weldon explained what is going on with his customary clarity on last night’s Newsnight programme. In a nutshell, between the reforms of the late 1970s and the financial crisis of 2008, the Chinese economy…

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What if Mao still ran China?

11 Aug 2015, by in Economics

I’ve always been a sucker for those ‘What if?’ historical scenarios. What if John Smith hadn’t died in 1994? Would New Labour ever have happened? How would social democracy look today in the UK? Or: What if Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro had not been kidnapped and killed by terrorists in 1978? Would he have…

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