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19 июля, 16:12

Podcast: Goodbye, Benito

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Brazil’s rigid labour market regulations were transplanted wholesale from Benito Mussolini’s Italy back in 1943. Now President Michel Temer has approved an overhaul. Will it encourage job creation? Also, an exorcist in Paris fighting “bad spirits”. And why President Trump is playing hardball in renegotiating NAFTA.

05 июля, 13:25

Podcast: Vorsprung durch Angst

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Germany is admired for a stable economy and holding on to blue-collar jobs but derided for its persistent trade surpluses. Our economics editor John O’Sullivan examines what Chancellor Merkel’s government might do next. Also, how “total immersion” could drive the masses to virtual reality.

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28 июня, 14:28

Podcast: The Italian bailout job

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Italy has been forced to bail out two banks at a cost of as much €17bn euros ($19 bn). Is that the end of the bleeding in Italy's financial sector? Also, as the iPhone turns ten, we look at how Apple is evolving. And Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, tells us how to government can help workers made jobless by globalisation.

14 июня, 16:14

Podcast: A poison chalice for GE’s new boss

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Patrick Foulis asks if a break-up is on the cards as General Electric appoints a new CEO. Also, Uber is on a collision course as it grapples with management problems. Why confidence among European companies is sky high. And tension in global trade in aluminium. Hosted by Philip Coggan.

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12 июня, 18:32

A new paper rekindles a tiresome debate on immigration and wages

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WHAT effect do immigrants have on native wages? It’s perhaps one of the most important questions of labour economics. It's also one that is largely unanswerable. The problem is that it's almost impossible to separate cause and effect.

07 июня, 19:28

Podcast: Super Mario to the rescue

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As the European Central Bank meets in Estonia this week, is it time for Mario Draghi to withdraw support from the Eurozone economy? Emerging Markets Editor Simon Cox on why the BRICs label is still relevant. And, how investors are taking care of the planet. Simon Long presents

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06 июня, 19:51

Why the Fed is likely to raise rates, despite low inflation

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CREDIBILITY is a thing you have to worry about with toddlers. You cannot reason with them. The best you can hope to do is respond consistently to undesirable behaviour. Get this wrong and your work becomes harder.

02 июня, 16:18

Europe inches closer to a plan for fixing its financial flaws

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DONALD TRUMP and Theresa May may have done more to push Europeans together, and open up an opportunity for reform of its institutions, than any pro-European American president or British prime minister could ever have dreamt.

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24 мая, 17:47

Donald Trump’s budget ignores what is ailing American workers

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PRESIDENTIAL budget requests are worth exactly nothing. They carry no force of legislation.

10 мая, 13:33

Podcast: Trumponomics

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Simon Long delves into what Donald Trump means for taxes, growth and trade. Also: the markets react to Emmanuel Macron's election victory in France and China develops its first large passenger jet

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09 мая, 17:05

Europe needs true fiscal integration, not its own IMF

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THE euro-zone debt crisis exposed a critical need for stronger European financial safety nets and institutions. In March 2010, Thomas Mayer and Daniel Gros, two German economists, made a strong case for the creation of a European Monetary Fund (EMF).

09 мая, 13:27

Podcast: Another pay rise?

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Callum Williams joins presenter Simon Long to examine the merits of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal for a £10 minimum wage. The Chinese investors who idolise American billionaire Warren Buffet. Why a gender gap among Economics students could cause problems down the road