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Why Xi Jinping is afraid to unleash China’s consumers

The pressure on Beijing to find a new growth model is acute but the president seems resistant to deeper economic reform

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Cautionary Tales – The Fraudster’s Guide to Magic Money

Cautionary Tales will be LIVE on stage in London 21 May 2024. Tickets are on sale now.  Sam Israel had a problem. The investors in his hedge fund, Bayou Capital, were expecting spectacular returns. Sam himself had spent years proclaiming the fund’s

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Latin American developer outsourcers capitalise on remote work boom

Agencies providing overseas-based staff for US clients have prospered

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Why the biscuit tax leaves a bad taste in the mouth

Earlier this year, two distinguished gentlemen, Judge Hyde and his adviser Julian Stafford, sampled a mineral-enriched flapjack — alas, a year past its sell-by date — and pondered its qualities. (Flapjacks are slabs of oats stuck together with a glue made

logo.png  By NB  Apr 26, 2024