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What’s up at Blippar?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:13am

The startup's accounts are now six weeks late and there is no sign of a previously flagged funding round.

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Further reading

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:48am

The macroeconomics of student debt cancellation; An illustrated guide to the yield curve; Who owns that tweeted pic?; Driverless cars, little improvement; And, how is the world ruled?

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Thought for the weekend

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:42pm

Boris Johnson has a food pairing to go with "innovative jam".

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Higher education and the new doctrine of vocation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:35am

Students want information about the financial value of their degrees. This could have unintended consequences.

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Marcus Noland explains the North Korean economy

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am

North Korea began as a Stalinist society oriented around heavy industry and manufacturing. In this week's episode, Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics talks with Matt Klein about how the country's economy has changed over time.

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Guest post: A former Fed insider explains the internal debate over QE3

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:30am

In this guest post, Bill Nelson, formerly a deputy director of the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Monetary Affairs and the current chief economist of The Clearing House, explains how the open-ended asset purchase programme caused Fed officials to rethink their approach to managing the balance sheet.

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Further reading

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:25am

Pursuing comrade Bezos; Trump's win on tax is a loss on trade (for him); Unemployment insurance as housing market stabilise; The cowl does not make the monk; On the surveillance company's abilities

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Further reading

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:37am

Havana; book burning; Wikileaked; Wahlberg; debt; and more.

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Guest post: Moneyness and Term Premia

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:30am

In this guest post, Manmohan Singh of the International Monetary Fund and Phil Prince of Pine River Capital Management argue that the use of longer-term securities as collateral for short-term borrowing should affect how central bankers think about "money". All views expressed are of the authors only and do not represent the opinions of the IMF or Pine River Capital.

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Someone is wrong on the internet, millennial savings edition

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00am

You are saving enough. Its the receiving you might want to work on.

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Some uncomfortable reading for the former administrators of Ve Interactive

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:28am

A judge has said there is "serious issue for investigation" of the pre-packaged sale of the former tech unicorn.

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Saving for old age: the global story (part II)

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:20am

The rise of pension funds in China could have a profound effect on global markets.

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Further reading

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:11am

The president's tenants; China and race; the language of hockey; Goldman hiring priorities; and more.

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Saving for old age: the global story (part I)

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:58am

A small number of countries have most of the world's pension savings, but that may change.

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