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Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Apr 23, 2014
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London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK has a popularity problem which the Bank of England cannot solve. Foreigners have an unhealthily strong desire for London property. Before the financial crisis, many emerging markets tried, and basically failed, to deal with a similar excess of attention.

Mar 19, 2014
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UK’s political budget transfers from young to old

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

George Osborne claimed to have a big white rabbit up his sleeve. It turned out the UK chancellor had hidden a cuddly toy for pensioners. Osborne is running the budget for both the economy and the election.

Mar 19, 2014
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UK’s political budget transfers from young to old

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

George Osborne claimed to have a big white rabbit up his sleeve. It turned out the UK chancellor had hidden a cuddly toy for pensioners. Osborne is running the budget for both the economy and the election.

Mar 17, 2014
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Market adjustment is not over yet

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The golden fear gauge is rising. Gold is up to a six-month high of $1,383 an ounce. A more serious equity and commodity meltdown threatens as markets grow more uneasy about Ukraine, China, emerging economies and global growth. Gold may go a bit higher still – but its rally too may soon prove vulnerable.

Mar 17, 2014
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Market adjustment is not over yet

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The golden fear gauge is rising. Gold is up to a six-month high of $1,383 an ounce. A more serious equity and commodity meltdown threatens as markets grow more uneasy about Ukraine, China, emerging economies and global growth. Gold may go a bit higher still – but its rally too may soon prove vulnerable.

Mar 12, 2014
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Russia harms the BRICs and adds to global risks

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

BRICs? Perhaps it should be shortened to BICs. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is a big blow to the Russian economy and also to other embattled emerging economies. It’s not good for the global picture either, as the redirection of funds makes developed markets more bubbly and vulnerable.

Mar 12, 2014
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Russia harms the BRICs and adds to global risks

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

BRICs? Perhaps it should be shortened to BICs. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is a big blow to the Russian economy and also to other embattled emerging economies. It’s not good for the global picture either, as the redirection of funds makes developed markets more bubbly and vulnerable.

Feb 12, 2014
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Markets may flare again without Fed and ECB hoses

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By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

After a January in which emerging-economy fires blew smoke into investors’ eyes, markets are calm again. Somewhat dovish noises from Janet Yellen, the new chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, have, at first, reassured. But there are good reasons to worry.