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The Irish Question, continued

What we termed in our last article “the stumbling block” of Ireland developed into a major crisis for the beleaguered Mrs May, with her EU exit policy halted, her remaining credibility once more questioned and even the survival of her government being doubted.  As we write the news is more optimistic, but the past week has again demonstrated her lack of authority.

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The Irish Question

The question of Ireland, and trade across the intra-Irish border, has become one of the most difficult issues in the Brexit negotiations. It is not only a knotty problem in itself, but is throwing a revealing light on attitudes in both the EU and the UK.

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Understanding inflation

After our recent series on the challenges facing central banks, we continue to get questions about why, when there is so much else for them to worry about, they have such an ongoing concern about inflation.

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RBNZ – first in, first out?

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand was for many the first truly independent central bank of the modern era. But, following the change of government in Wellington, could things be about to change?

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