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George Magnus’s Viewpoints blog

Brexit: more business, less Dunkirk please

25th July 2017 (Originally published by Prospect Magazine, 24th July 2017) It was inevitable. The release of Christopher’s Nolan’s new film Dunkirk has spurred the supporters of Brexit in parliament and the media to hijack the bravery and spirit of that time in support

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China turns up the regulatory heat – for now

30th May 2017 Pretty much since the start of 2017, something has been stirring in China’s financial markets. The effects are now becoming more evident. In a nutshell, China has moved – contrary to all the expectations people had that

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Trump’s tax plan: having a laugh on Laffer

2nd May 2017 In the National Museum of American History, there is an exhibit of a white cloth napkin taken from a Washington DC restaurant in 1974. The reason it is there because it is adorned with a graph and

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China has regained economic stability, but clues are in the weeds of finance

21st March 2017 There’s a cute expression that last did the rounds after Lehman went belly-up. As the destruction of balance sheets tore through the the financial system, the black cry rang out that  ‘there’s nothing right on the left

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China’s National People’s Congress: focus on Core Xi, not economic coherence

5th March 2017 China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) is now sitting, and will last two weeks. It’s an annual event, attended by roughly 3000 delegates after a series of local and provincial meetings, and party rituals at which all the

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