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Latest updated at: 2023-05-31T08:33:55.464+08:00
It’s not just a fiscal fiasco: greying economies also innovate less
Iran’s religious leaders have nuclear bombs “on demand”
Poland’s government creates a commission with the power to bar people from politics
How much is Russia spending on its invasion of Ukraine?
“Anatomy of a Fall”, a riveting whodunnit, wins at Cannes
Cash out: the digital-payments revolution | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
Why are China’s LGBT support groups closing down?
Ukraine’s Danube ports have become a lifeline
Digital payments are already reshaping economies
Small-town Chinese officials are making money with music festivals
The speech police are coming for social media
Nvidia is not the only firm cashing in on the AI gold rush
Spain’s prime minister gambles on a snap general election
Bad Bunny, a superstar rapper, is good business
The comic opera of England
Erdogan’s presidential win in Turkey shows just how much power he already had
A new wave of mass migration has begun
Why activist investors are going to have a busy year
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected as Turkey’s president
House Republicans are no closer to tying Hunter Biden’s activities to Joe
Why the Communist Party fears gay rights
Pickleball and padel are challenging tennis’s supremacy
America’s debt-ceiling deal means it should now avoid Armageddon
Sad little boys: the backlash against Britain’s boarding schools
Japan’s hot-spring resorts are blocking geothermal energy plants
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is favoured to win Turkey’s presidential election
Female presidents, third-party hopefuls, how the show gets made: answers to listeners’ queries
Meet the hype-man for Binyamin Netanyahu’s controversial reforms
British voters want more immigrants but less immigration
China’s state capitalists celebrate their soaring shares
China and Russia compete for Central Asia’s favour
Why Venetians are pondering raising their entire city
What performance-enhancing stimulants mean for economic growth
In Javier Marías’s final novel, an agent confronts his conscience
Britain’s semiconductor strategy shows the bind the country is in
Ciaran Martin argues that cyberspace is finally, if unevenly, getting safer
Davy Chou is casting a spotlight on Cambodian cinema
Parenting can be bad for the kids.
Rome fell. Will the modern-day West follow suit?
Who will be Iran’s next leader?
Japan’s ageing society is finding creative ways to dispose of its dead
Who are the militias raiding Russia’s Belgorod region?
Why tech giants want to strangle AI with red tape
We’re hiring a new Culture correspondent
Russia’s missile attacks on Ukraine have been ineffective
August Wilson was and remains a bard of black life in America
As it spreads across the world, who owns English?
Artificial brains are helping scientists study the real thing
How Donald Trump’s trials and the Republican primary will intersect
The push to bring insulin prices down in America
Vasectomies rose by 29% in the three months after the end of Roe
African governments say credit-rating agencies are biased against them
“The Perfection Trap” decries what it calls a “hidden epidemic”
Old tyres can become a climate-friendly fuel
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win Turkey’s presidential election
Why America has so many banks
To survive, Britain’s NHS must stop fixating on hospital care
What the crown jewels reveal about Britain’s colonial past
Clinical trials are too slow and too costly—here is how to fix them
Women take over France’s powerful trade unions
Art made by artificial intelligence is developing a style of its own
Russian lessons: new and improved war tactics | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
Lula wants to purge Brazil of Jair Bolsonaro’s influence
Russia’s army is improving its tactics. Can Ukraine still beat it?
Europe has shaken off Putin’s gas embargo
It will take years to get Deutsche Bahn back on track
Our model suggests that global deaths remain 5% above pre-covid forecasts
Reserve core: on digital finance and dollar dominance
Migration to Britain hits a record high
Can Jordan fall in love with Saudi Arabia?
Downtown San Francisco is at a tipping-point
Meta gets whacked with a €1.2bn penalty
America is lavishing attention on Pacific island states
The tech giants have an interest in AI regulation
Why are corporate retreats so extravagant?
Asian businesses are being dragged into the chip war
Satellite data show Ukraine’s forces are testing Russia’s defences
What properties would Sam Zell invest in next?
China’s cancel culture is nationalist, not woke
KAL’s cartoon | May 27th 2023 Edition
American policing has changed since George Floyd’s murder
How to get more bang for the buck in Western defence budgets
A stunning election result for Greece’s prime minister
Hungary is becoming more important to China
With a voice of astonishing power, Tina Turner evoked joy and pain
Business leaders fear that South Africa risks becoming a failed state
Is Google’s 20-year dominance of search in peril?
Can Ron DeSantis still beat Donald Trump?
How to fix the NHS
The spy who read me: authors under surveillance
The American credit cycle is at a dangerous point
Donald Trump is very likely to be the Republican nominee
The battle for internet search
Don’t be fooled by Meta’s fine for data breaches, says Johnny Ryan
The world’s most, and least, affordable cities are in Asia
How well does your country provide for its citizens?
Activist investors are needed more than ever
The American credit cycle is at a dangerous tipping point
Ron DeSantis has little chance of beating Donald Trump
Sheikh Hasina is Asia’s iron lady
Martin Amis was the lurid chronicler of a whole generation
Britain’s economy may grow by more than expected but inflation is stickier
Still the one that I want: Greece’s prime minister wins again | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
DeSantis is a truer believer, if a lesser politician, than Trump
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China’s tech unicorns: what does the new stampede reveal?
What Greece’s election results say about the country’s turnaround
What a “war tax” means for the global economy
The relationship between AI and humans
Australia has faced down China’s trade bans, and emerged stronger
What would humans do in a world of super-AI?
Mexico could elect its first female president next year
The cost of the global arms race
“How To Have Sex” is among the standouts at Cannes Film Festival
Hot property: the remarkable resilience of America’s housing market
Business leaders fear that South Africa could become a failed state
Narcos and avocados: Mexico’s diversifying drug cartels | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
Who are the pro-Ukrainian militias raiding Russia’s Belgorod region?
What is the House Freedom Caucus?
Fentanyl, guns and avocados: how Mexico’s drug cartels are expanding
Billions of banknotes are missing. Why does nobody care?
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What happens if America defaults on its debt?
Tree-felling is at the centre of disputes across Britain
Electric cars could be crucial for the EU to meet its climate goals
South Korea’s suicide rate fell for years. Women are driving it up again
What happens when Belarus loses its dictator?
Biden and McCarthy wrangle over America’s debt ceiling
The last drag queens of Tennessee
Greece’s prime minister wins an election, but lacks a majority
Martin Amis’s new book mixes autofiction and writing advice
With Hollywood on strike, foreign shows enjoy the limelight
The vital art of talking to strangers
Artists hope to turn selfies into comets
Can carbon removal become a trillion-dollar business?
Russia’s army is learning on the battlefield
Is Narendra Modi turning Bollywood against Muslims?
Can anyone be a writer?
Aboard Britain’s first commercial self-driving bus
The financial system is slipping into state control
LIBOR will at last be switched off in June
Is China’s recovery about to stall?
Henry Kissinger on averting world war
Humans shed genetic information everywhere they go
The market for dinosaur fossils is booming
The missing ingredient in Britain’s new law on tenants’ rights
Foreign airlines in Nigeria are frustrated by the blocking of their funds
The Economist’s science and technology internship
Looking for the African middle class? Head to the bus park
The wind-turbine industry should be booming. Why isn’t it?
Is America’s immigration system in crisis?
A forensic-accounting expert on how to treat the fraud epidemic
Could the 14th Amendment fix America’s debt-ceiling debacle?
Why have pregnant Russians flocked to Argentina since the invasion of Ukraine?
Shining armour: China’s new fleet | The Intelligence from The Economist
The fight over the future of global payments
Robert Lucas was a giant of macroeconomics
Iran’s proxies in the Middle East remain a powerful force
“China’s Navy has expanded dramatically over the last two decades”—closing the military gap
China is unusually secretive about its space programme
Britain’s Public Order Act goes too far
Insects could help turn beer waste into beef
The Inflation Reduction Act is turning heads among British businesses
Xiongan is Xi Jinping’s pet project
America’s new embassy in Beirut is vast
Truss Tour: 2023
The aviation industry wants to be net zero—but not yet
Want to be a nun? You need to pass these tests
How a front-line city became Ukraine’s romantic capital
Why China fears Starlink
KAL’s cartoon | May 20th 2023 Edition
Businesses’ bottleneck bane
Mukesh Ambani returns to the spotlight
America’s culture wars threaten its single market
Trade in dinosaur fossils is good for science
Myanmar’s conflict is dividing South-East Asia
Can nets protect against kamikaze drones in Ukraine?
Congress should fund the BLM (no, not that one)
The humiliation of Thailand’s regime is a boost for Asian democracy
In 1983 Arthur Miller directed one of his best-known plays in China
Hot property: can anything take the heat out of the housing market?
In Emma Cline’s new novel, a young woman loses control of her life
“Fancy Bear Goes Phishing” charts the evolution of hacking
It turns out that Democrats bus migrants, too
Wings v tenders: the choice says more about you than you think
Abebe Aemro Selassie on Africa’s brutal funding squeeze
Fears about the reactors at Zaporizhia continue to mount
San Francisco’s “woke maths” experiment
Pema Tseden was the founder and builder of Tibetan cinema
Quiet artworks sometimes make the deepest impressions
In “Fatherland”, an author reckons with his Nazi grandfather
For Giorgia Meloni, supporting Ukraine has some useful benefits
The Taliban go big on animal welfare
Volodymyr Zelensky’s European trip secures a lot more military backing
Ecuador’s president dissolves Congress to avoid impeachment
China and the West take a step to ease Africa’s debt crisis
Latin America’s left-wing experiment is a warning to the world
Meet the lefty Europeans who want to deliberately shrink the economy
“It’s a sad lesson. No matter how blood-soaked you are, you can find a road to diplomatic redemption”—Assad’s comeback
Joe Biden’s global vision is too timid and pessimistic
The world could soon breach its 1.5°C target for global warming
Britain would rather forget about Liz Truss. She won’t let it
How a frontline city became Ukraine’s romantic capital
What do George Santos, R. Kelly and FIFA have in common?
A conversation with Henry Kissinger
Kissinger: for the safety of Europe, get Ukraine into NATO
The coming years will be the hottest ever
South-East Asia is in the grip of a record-breaking heatwave
Could phage therapy help combat antimicrobial resistance?
How to invest in artificial intelligence
Sacking Tucker Carlson has put a dent in Fox News’s ratings
Henry Kissinger explains how to avoid world war three
Sleep and songwriting make one of the great creative partnerships
Better call Kissinger: an interview with the renowned diplomat | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
“His ideas have been circling back into relevancy for the last quarter century”—the Henry Kissinger interview
A digital payments revolution in India
The old bank/card model is still entrenched in the rich world
America’s Inflation Reduction Act is turning heads among British businesses
Businesses are in for a mighty debt hangover
What to read about villains in business
The fault lines in America’s China policy
CEOs need a much sharper focus on social challenges, argue Ian Davis and Daniel Litvin
Africa faces a mounting debt crisis
As payments systems go digital, they are changing global finance
Why have netizens given China’s new rural law-enforcement officers an insulting nickname?
Can the West win over the rest of the world?
New school Thais: a military establishment voted out | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
How India’s states compete for investment
Could digital-payments systems help unseat the dollar?
“Even they didn’t expect to win the number of seats that they won”—victory for reformists in Thailand’s election
Can we learn to disagree better?
The promise of crypto has not lived up to its initial excitement
There are risks but also big potential benefits from digital payments
What America does after a debt-ceiling disaster
Europe can’t decide how to unplug from China
Why have Russia’s armed forces been so ineffective in Ukraine?
Central-bank digital currencies are talked about more than coming to fruition
Thailand’s pro-democracy parties trounce the military establishment
Why are more British adults still living with their parents?
Tedros Adhanom, head of the WHO, on the lessons from covid-19
Changing the Guard? Turkey’s inconclusive election | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
“Erdogan entered the elections trailing his main rival in the polls, but now appears the clear favourite”—Turkey votes
You studied computer science but Big Tech no longer wants you. Now what?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan confounds predictions in Turkey’s election
Introducing The War Room, our new defence newsletter
Pinball is booming in America, thanks to nostalgia and canny marketing
How to improve your trash talk
The aviation industry wants to be net zero—but not soon
Narendra Modi’s party takes a beating in Karnataka
Recep Tayyip Erdogan leads his challenger as Turkey votes
How to eat to 100
The meaty mystery at the heart of China’s economic growth
How to bring scents to the metaverse
A new world order seeks to prioritise security and climate change
A ruling over ownership of the Benin bronzes may delay their return
Why Chinese carmakers are eyeing Thailand
How fast can European steelmakers decarbonise?
The fall of empires preys on Xi Jinping’s mind
A winner has emerged in the old rivalry between Singapore and Hong Kong
How China measures national power
India’s once-troubled banks are generating huge profits
The Mexican Supreme Court does battle with AMLO
Are America’s regional banks out of the worst of it?
China learns to manage decline
Conservatives dominate Chile’s constitutional assembly this time around
Why are bad films so enjoyable?
Mexico’s gangs are becoming criminal conglomerates
A renewed push on Bakhmut fuels rumours of a Ukrainian counter-offensive
Is there a crisis of masculinity?
What the West gets wrong about peacemaking in Sudan
“Bonsoir l’Europe!” How languages affect Eurovision scores
Horse-racing in America needs to improve its odds
How to recruit with softer skills in mind
It’s time the West committed to Ukraine for the long haul, says Fabrice Pothier
“The” human genome was always a misnomer
How free and fair will Turkey’s election be?
Writers on strike beware: Hollywood has changed for ever
Britain plays catch-up in a global scramble for critical minerals
How soon and at what height will China’s economy peak?
Suck in the middle: the hole in America’s consumer base | The Intelligence from The Economist on Acast
“We see this pattern in a whole range of consumer industries”—the hole in America’s retail base
How housing became the new divide in British politics
The Palestinians need new leaders
London’s newest train line is now also its busiest
Are electric vehicles recharging the car industry?
Ranajit Guha revolutionised the study of India’s past
Why South Korean tattooists are being marked as criminals
KAL’s cartoon | May 13th 2023 Edition
Chicago’s new mayor has one of the trickiest jobs in politics
Serhii Plokhy’s new book traces Vladimir Putin’s road to war
America accuses South Africa of sending arms to Russia
Joe Biden is more responsible for high inflation than for abundant jobs
Janika Oza’s debut novel charts the Indian diaspora’s struggles
America is less dominant in defence spending than you might think
A generation after Germany reunited, deep divisions remain
Fentanyl trafficking tests America’s foreign policy
Martin Luther King was among the greatest Americans—and the most misunderstood
The hazards of pronouncing foreign names on air
We’re hiring a new Washington correspondent
What makes certain dogs popular in certain countries
Direct cremations and burials offer a different way to mourn
Why the boss of Wagner Group is feuding with Russia’s military leaders