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Dreaming spires: Two contrasting gaps in black students’ achievement

Print section Print Rubric:  Two contrasting gaps in black students’ achievement Print Headline:  Ivory towers Print Fly Title:  Higher education and race UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A tsar is born Fly Title:  Dreaming spires Main image:  20171021_brp504.jpg TO A casual observer of the past week’s news, it might seem as though Britain’s university application process was designed to ...

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Letters: Letters to the editor

Print section Print Fly Title:  On hurricanes, Brexit, Turkey, Richard Posner, Myanmar, diamonds UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Jeremy Corbyn: Britain’s most likely next prime minister Fly Title:  Letters The hurricane season There is no question that the British Virgin Islands are on the front line of climate change, alongside our neighbours in the Caribbean (“Paradise lost”, September 16th). ...

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Paradise lost: How Hurricane Irma will change the Caribbean

Print section Print Rubric:  After one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the Caribbean, the region will have to change the way it plans for disasters Print Headline:  Paradise lost Print Fly Title:  Hurricane Irma (1) UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Closing in on cancer Fly Title:  Paradise lost Main image:  20170916_AMP001_0.jpg FOR three days in early ...

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Hurricane Irma: The Caribbean’s pioneering form of disaster insurance

Print section Print Rubric:  The Caribbean is a pioneer in disaster insurance Print Headline:  Too little, but not too late Print Fly Title:  Hurricane Irma (2) UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Closing in on cancer Fly Title:  Hurricane Irma Main image:  20170916_amp501_0.jpg ON SEPTEMBER 12th, before it could reckon how much damage Hurricane Irma had caused, Turks and Caicos ...

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Islands at risk: How the Caribbean should cope with Hurricane Irma

Print section Print Rubric:  By working together, Caribbean countries can do a lot more to prepare for and respond to disasters Print Headline:  Caribbean confetti Print Fly Title:  Hurricane Irma UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Closing in on cancer Fly Title:  Islands at risk Main image:  20170916_LDP002_0.jpg BEFORE tearing up parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma ravaged whole Caribbean islands. ...

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Religions and hurricanes: As storms rage and waters rise, religions speak with many voices

Main image:  RELIGIONS and their sacred texts have a lot to say about floods and catastrophes, as does the traditional lore of many ancient peoples. In Islam, Judaism and Christianity there is the story of Noah, a righteous man whose boat preserves his life, and life on earth generally, at a time when the rest of humanity is punished by ...

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The big one hits: Hurricane Irma strikes the Caribbean

Print section Print Headline:  Hurricane Irma Print Fly Title:  The big one hits UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What machines can tell from your face Fly Title:  The big one hits Main image:  20170909_AMP002_0.jpg With winds reaching 185 miles (300km) per hour, Hurricane Irma—one of the four strongest Atlantic storms in recorded history—slammed into the eastern Caribbean on September ...

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The Economist explains: The unintended effects of rules aimed at stopping financial crimes

MANY international banks have pulled in their horns since the global financial crisis, lending less and shedding customers. One reason for this is that strict new rules on capital and liquidity introduced after the crisis have tilted the cost-benefit balance away from banks’ least-profitable clients. Another cause is “de-risking”: banks drop customers in places or sectors deemed to pose a ...

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The great unbanking: Swingeing fines have made banks too risk-averse

Print section Print Rubric:  Swingeing fines have made banks too risk-averse. Regulators need to rethink anti-money-laundering rules Print Headline:  Forget whiter than white Print Fly Title:  Financial derisking UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Why Germany’s current-account surplus is bad for the world economy Fly Title:  The great unbanking IN THE go-go years before the financial crisis, banks grew careless ...

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The great unbanking: Swingeing fines have made banks too risk-averse

Print section Print Rubric:  Swingeing fines have made banks too risk-averse. Regulators need to rethink anti-money-laundering rules Print Headline:  Forget whiter than white Print Fly Title:  Financial derisking UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Why Germany’s current-account surplus is bad for the world economy Fly Title:  The great unbanking IN THE go-go years before the financial crisis, banks grew careless ...

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