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Don’t fret about soaring asset prices – this time is different - FT.com

Don’t fret about soaring asset prices – this time is different - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Back in 2006 and 2007, commentators (including this one) warned about the rise in stock prices, housing credit and other forms of risky lending in several advanced economies. House prices are rising again.
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The logical floor

The logical floor | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
ON BOTH sides of the Atlantic politicians are warming to the idea that the lowest-paid can be helped by mandating higher wages. Barack Obama wants to raise...
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The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest - FT.com

The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough.
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BBC Radio 4 - Pop-Up Ideas, Series 2, Tim Harford: The Power of Maps

BBC Radio 4 - Pop-Up Ideas, Series 2, Tim Harford: The Power of Maps | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Tim Harford and his guests tell intriguing stories inspired by maps.
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Oil supply: The cartel’s challenge - FT.com

Oil supply: The cartel’s challenge - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
At a private dinner early in November a group of executives from one of the world’s largest commodity traders was asked to predict the price of oil in a year’s time.
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Is Bitcoin a potential weapon of mass economic destruction?

Is Bitcoin a potential weapon of mass economic destruction? | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Phillip Inman: Bright graduates who create electronic currencies may be as dangerous as unregulated traders before the financial crisis
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Swiss voters reject wage caps in referendum - FT.com

Swiss voters reject wage caps in referendum - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Swiss voters have decisively rejected a radical proposal that would have made it illegal for companies to pay any of their staff more than 12 times the wage of their lowest earner.
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Relief sweeps Tehran as nuclear deal raises hopes on economy - FT.com

Relief sweeps Tehran as nuclear deal raises hopes on economy - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Relief rather than euphoria swept through the streets of Tehran on Sunday after world powers reached a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, in return for easing crippling sanctions aimed at preventing it from acquiring nuclear weapons.
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UK economy shrugged off triple-dip fears in 2013 - FT.com

UK economy shrugged off triple-dip fears in 2013 - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
When a large hedge fund said last year it was optimistic about Britain’s economic prospects, the gloomy country responded with disbelief.
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Books of the Year - FT.com

Books of the Year - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
ECONOMICS The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig, Princeton, RRP£19.95/$29.95 This is the most important book to have come out of the financial crisis.
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Carney says will not turn straight to rates to control recovery - FT.com

Carney says will not turn straight to rates to control recovery - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
The head of the UK’s central bank has said he will initially use tools other than interest rates to control the economic recovery.
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US growth in the third quarter revised upwards to 3.6% - FT.com

US growth in the third quarter revised upwards to 3.6% - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
US gross domestic product figures for the third quarter were revised sharply higher on Thursday, with much of the rise driven by an increase in business inventories.
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London garden bridge poised for £30m funding from Treasury - FT.com

London garden bridge poised for £30m funding from Treasury - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
George Osborne has hinted that the Treasury could contribute about £30m towards building a £150m garden bridge in London, seen by many as the capital’s answer to New York’s much-praised High Line.
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US shale boom causing slowdown in LNG industry - FT.com

US shale boom causing slowdown in LNG industry - FT.com | Hashtag Economics | Scoop.it
Asian buyers’ reluctance to sign the long-term contracts that have traditionally underpinned big liquefied natural gas projects is causing a sharp slowdown in the LNG industry worldwide.
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