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Man Booker prize 2014

economist.com — THE fallout has begun. The first Man Booker prize longlist to include American authors has divided headline writers into those who prefer "Commonwealth writers edged out" and those who have chosen "Donna Tartt snubbed".
Jul 25, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The first Man Booker prize longlist to include American authors has divided headline writers econ.st/1lwdeg5 pic.twitter.com/AbpR2eQUnl

Springtime for lenders

economist.com — AS ANY fruit enthusiast knows keeping track of the seasons is important. Looking for strawberries in winter or apples come the summer is bound to result in high prices, poor quality or both. Curiously, new research by Justin Murfin of Yale University and Mitchell Petersen from the Kellogg School of Management, suggests that the same is true of finance.
Jul 25, 2014

Business bank loan rates tend to exhibit seasonal characteristics, with the cheapest borrowing costs in the spring: economist.com/blogs/freeexch…