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The great speculative era on markets is hard to kill

A collapse in risk appetite may require a really dramatic geopolitical event or mistake by central banks

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Foreign investors unwind $33bn bet on China growth rebound

Almost 90% of money that flowed into Chinese stocks in 2023 has left amid concern about economy

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Why the breakdown of the 9-5 job is making us lonelier

Why does nobody have spontaneous fun any more? You can blame the economists for this one, if you like. Specifically, blame the Soviet economist Yuri Larin, who in May 1929 proposed the idea of nepreryvka, the “continuous work week”. At the time, most peop

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Cautionary Tales – When Stalin killed the weekend

What if you could never have the same day off as your friends and family? Would you quit your job? What if it was the murderous dictator Joseph Stalin giving you the order? The Soviet Union wanted its factories to run every day, all year long. And so in 1

logo.png  By NB  Dec 22, 2023