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Gift shop selling golliwog doll backs artist as racism debate reignites

The two golliwog dolls up for sale at the Kaiapoi Collective in North Canterbury.

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The two golliwog dolls up for sale at the Kaiapoi Collective in North Canterbury.

When Jacqui Buchanan was given two handmade dolls to sell in her North Canterbury shop, she did not anticipate a backlash.

Buchanan is the face behind The Kaiapoi Collective – a gift shop giving retail space to more than 60 local groups and individuals to sell their creations.

On Friday she advertised the dolls on her Facebook page.

“Beautiful, handmade dolls only two in stock,” the post read, above a photo of two golliwogs.

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Golliwogs are made from black fabric and have black eyes bordered with white, red lips, white teeth, frizzy hair and minstrel

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ECB’s De Cos Backs Fed-Style Strategy of Inflation Overshoot

(Bloomberg) — European Central Bank policy maker Pablo Hernandez de Cos added his support to arguments for a Federal Reserve-style strategy that allows officials to temporarily overshoot their inflation goal.

Echoing comments a day earlier by President Christine Lagarde, the Bank of Spain governor said it’s worth examining a more “symmetrical” inflation target. The ECB should make it clear “that the degree of acceptance for inflation deviations above the target will be the same as when such deviations are below.”



a man wearing a suit and tie: Key Speakers At The IIF Annual Membership Meeting


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Key Speakers At The IIF Annual Membership Meeting

Pablo Hernandez de Cos

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His remarks are the latest signal that the ECB’s first strategic review in almost two decades will likely conclude with a recommendation to change the current inflation goal of “below, but close to, 2%.” Officials have increasingly voiced concern that such phrasing emboldens calls for tighter policy too soon, before price

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