Daily Archives: August 29, 2013

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Calling our readers in Germany.

What are the big issues in the German election?

The campaign is now in full swing ahead of the September 22 vote: TV ads have begun in earnest, politicians are out on the hustings and the eurozone crisis has now burst into the political debate. 

By Catherine Contiguglia

Below are some of the best background readings from the FT and elsewhere about Syria’s civil war and the brewing conflict with western forces. 

The debt dragon: China’s growing debt burden
China’s debt has ballooned over the past five years raising questions over the sustainability of such a burden amid slowing growth. Simon Rabinovitch, China correspondent, explains the country’s debt dynamics and answers some of the questions FT readers posted on our blog and sent via social media.