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FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Wirecard AG is seen in Aschheim near Munich

German regulator examines stock trades by Wirecard CEO

Germany's market regulator said on Friday it was investigating whether Markus Braun, the CEO of payments firm Wirecard, had violated insider-trading rules by buying stock during the quiet period before publication of its annual report.

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Breakingviews - Review: MMT lives up to some of its promises

Modern Monetary Theory is right for right now. It is revolutionary. It shows common sense. And it has a tendency to oversimplify and overpromise. Stephanie Kelton’s “The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy” is a good place to see the great virtues and significant weaknesses of this suddenly popular approach to government finance.

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dublin

Breakingviews - Irish eyes keep smiling despite a strict lockdown

The tower of toilet paper grazed the roof of Killaloe’s SuperValu, in Ireland’s County Clare. To a weary traveller just arrived from London, where essentials like hand sanitiser and baby formula were nowhere to be found, it was a beacon of hope. It turns out the treasure trove was not unique to the west of Ireland. Grocery shops throughout the Emerald Isle were fully stocked, having doubled their warehouse capacity in anticipation of Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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