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Some encouraging signs amid massive China debt pile

Some encouraging signs amid massive China debt pile

China’s debt mountain is still standing tall, but it may not be as menacing as it looks. From turbulence in the corporate bond market to last month’s sovereign rating downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, there’s been no shortage of bad news when it comes to China’s massive debt pile.

Another lesson from Japan

Another lesson from Japan

Yet another in a long string of negative inflation surprises is at hand. In the United States, the so-called core CPI (consumer price index) – which excludes food and energy – has headed down just when it was supposed to be going up.

Seven ‘ideal’ goals to maintain healthy heart

Seven ‘ideal’ goals to maintain healthy heart

Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age.

Burundi crisis continues to bite

Burundi crisis continues to bite

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division.

Senegal’s corner shops go digital to track trade

Senegal’s corner shops go digital to track trade

Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients in the west African nation’s informal economy.

Relatives of people with cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with cirrhosis also at risk

If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person’s odds of having liver scarring are more than 12 times higher than for people without close relatives who have this condition, a small study finds.

Gloves come off between F1 title contenders

Gloves come off between F1 title contenders

Formula One figures may be lining up to condemn Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for deliberately driving into Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday but few will rue the injection of some friction into the title race.

Saudi-led demands ‘an attack on free thought’

Saudi-led demands ‘an attack on free thought’

A Saudi coalition of states has placed 13 demands on Qatar to lift their blockade, including the closure of Al Jazeera and what it states are publications and websites “directly or indirectly supported by Qatar”.

How do citizens’ rights affect Brexit negotiations?

How do citizens’ rights affect Brexit negotiations?

Protections for 1.2mn Britons on continent and 3.5mn Europeans in UK should be easy to settle in theory, but there are obstacles

Democratic Party rudderless after string of defeats

Democratic Party rudderless after string of defeats

Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018’s mid-term elections.

Mainstream parties on the decline

Mainstream parties on the decline

Nearly 26 years ago, President Boris Yeltsin issued a decree that effectively banned Communist Party organs from operating in factories, universities, and all other workplaces across the Russian Federation.

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