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EU unveils digital tax on tech giants – FT

The European Commission has revealed its plan for a 3% tax on the revenues of big technology groups in response to pressure from EU governments, which want the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon to start paying a fairer share … Continue reading

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Why Mexicans support hard-left challenger Amlo – FT

General elections will be held in Mexico on 1 July 2018.  Voters will elect a new president by plurality in a single round of voting to serve a six-year term. What do Mexicans make of the frontrunner hard-left candidate in the July presidential election, Andrés Manuel López Obrador … Continue reading

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Fate of ‘Dreamers’ and US border wall in doubt – FT

Efforts to reach a US immigration deal suffered a major setback as Senate failed to approve a bipartisan plan that would have granted legal status to unauthorised immigrants known as Dreamers ► Subscribe to FT.com here:http://bit.ly/2GakujT

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China’s fake data masks economic rebound – FT

Economic data are unlikely to reflect China’s revival because, as a series of admissions of falsified data attest, the true extent of the preceding downturn was never revealed. The country is on course to be the world’s largest economy by … Continue reading

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FT Forecasts 2018: Fastest global growth since the crisis

The FT’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf predicts that next year will see the fastest global economic growth since before the financial crisis. Unemployment will fall and productivity will likely pick up before signs of overheating emerge, forcing a potential … Continue reading

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FT Forecasts 2018: More political disruption to come in the US

2017 was a year of political shock and disruption, with Donald Trump upending the rules of politics with his Twitter account. The FT’s US managing editor Gillian Tett says that trend is set to continue. The big question is how … Continue reading

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Royal Statistical Society : Best statistics of 2017 are 69 and 0.1

I guess we can characterize the new U.S. immigration ban as “swallowing a camel to strain a gnat” given the following data. The numbers that best sum up 2017 are 69 and 0.1, said Britain’s Royal Statistical Society as it … Continue reading

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IMF calls for China banks to boost capital buffers – FT

The IMF has called on China’s banks to strengthen their capital buffers beyond global rule requirements in order to fortify themselves against the risk of an economic shock. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs  

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Wall Street’s year-ahead forecasts have a familiar ring – FT

Wall Street strategists have unveiled their 2018 forecasts — and many look similar to the wrong bets of previous years, says US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM

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Cryptocurrencies, investing or gambling? – FT

Our FT Alphaville editor explains why she thinks buying cryptocurrencies is more similar to gambling than to investing. She also explores how regulators and tax authorities around the world are slowly catching up with this technology. ► Subscribe to FT.com … Continue reading

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