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Volume 432 Number 9157

Europe
39 Italy’s populists split
40 Buying Greenland
40 Joblessness in southern
Europe
41 Transylvania’s beasts
42 CharlemagneGhosts of
Terezin

Britain
43 The battle for students
44 Iran’s tanker sets sail
46 BagehotBoris’s brain

International
47 Insuring the poor

Business
49 Waiting for Boeing
50 GE and Wall Street
51 Clipping Cathay’s wings
54 Chunky AI chips
54 Keeping customers happy
55 Confessions of a tycoon
55 Corporate comedy
56 Schumpeter Vodafone
seeks the G-spot

Finance & economics
57 Revitalising Credit Suisse
59 Tax wars: US v France
59 China’s new interest rate
60 ButtonwoodBonds
and Japanification
61 Apple’s credit card
61 Multinationals and wages
62 Free exchangeHow
recessionsstart

Science & technology
64 Gravitational astronomy

Books & arts
67 Art and incarceration
68 Edna O’Brien’s new novel
68 David Ben-Gurion
69 JohnsonThe language
superpower

Economic & financial indicators
72 Statisticson 42 economies

Graphic detail
73 WithBurgundy,wineinvestorshavebeaten the stockmarket

Obituary
74 Steve Sawyer, Gandalf of Greenpeace
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