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Marjorie Deane internship

Applications are invited for a Marjorie Deane internship in The Economist’s New York bureau. The award is designed to provide work experience for a promising journalist or would-be journalist, who will spend 3-6 months at The Economist writing about economics and finance. Applicants are asked to write a covering letter and an article of no more than 500 words, suitable for publication in The Economist. Applications should be sent to Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите. by December

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Straitened circumstances

THE Chinese theory about economic integration with Taiwan is that it will bind the two together politically. Taiwan will become ever more reliant on China for its prosperity, paving the way to eventual unification. Many in Taiwan fear this process is under way. But now the premise of the theory—that closer ties with China are essential for growth—is being tested by a sharp economic slowdown in

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A graph a minute

ECONOMICS is not usually associated with humour. But once a year in the Irish city of Kilkenny, organisers of the “Kilkenomics” festival try to inject some merriment into the dismal science. When it started in 2010 as Europe’s first festival to combine economics and comedy, Ireland was in no mood for laughter. As ten-year Irish bond yields spiked to 9%, the festival organised its own mock rating agency: Moody and Poor. Shortly after, the government was forced to accept an €85 billion ($112 billion) bail-out.

Five years on, the festival has moved beyond

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Supersize me

THIS week Amundi, one of Europe’s biggest money managers with €950 billion ($1 trillion) of assets, took a step towards becoming bigger still. On November 12th it listed on the Paris stock exchange in the biggest initial public offering of a financial firm in continental Europe since the $2.7 billion flotation in Amsterdam last year of Pershing Square, an American hedge-fund manager.

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Born to run

FIXING the banking system to prevent another crisis on the scale of 2007-08 is a fiddly and time-consuming task. It is not the kind of thing that generates tabloid headlines and public approbation. But another important stage in the process was reached on November 9th when the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a global regulators’ forum, issued new guidelines on bank balance-sheets.

The underlying problem

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