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  • Business5 months ago

    America and the EU are both toughening up on foreign capital

    “DEAR Donald, let’s remember our common history,” wrote Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, on a picture of a military cemetery in Europe that...

  • Business5 months ago

    As private-equity firms mature, the way they buy and sell is changing

    “SELL in May and go away,” say the denizens of Wall Street, and to the usual summer lethargy is added the excuse of a heatwave. But...

  • Business5 months ago

    Japanese banks’ foreign exposure may threaten financial stability

    THE maelstrom that hit global financial markets a decade ago is known in Japan as the Lehman Shock, after the bankruptcy of the American investment bank...

  • Business5 months ago

    Tech firms are suddenly the corporate world’s biggest investors

    A COMMON way to describe the history of the technology industry is by product cycles. The 1990s was the era of the PC; then came the...

  • Business5 months ago

    Japan finally gets casinos – Betting big

    THE sun beats down on a queue of punters outside the Espace pachinko parlour in central Tokyo. Inside is an air-conditioned oasis. Japanese people wage over...

  • Business5 months ago

    Defence companies target the cyber-security market

    AIR shows are where the world’s defence giants show off. This year’s Farnborough Air Show, which ended on July 22nd, was no exception. The roar of...

  • Business5 months ago

    Why simple rules are best when spreading your investment bets

    BENJAMIN GRAHAM is considered the father of value investing, the business of picking stocks that are cheap. He might also fairly be described as the father...

  • Business5 months ago

    How the medical-tourism business thrives

    IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees...

  • Business5 months ago

    Ryanair’s battle with its unions gets nasty

    RYANAIR, Europe’s largest low-cost airline is known for three things: affordable fares, a record of punctuality and the abrasive personality of its chief executive, Michael O’Leary....

  • Business5 months ago

    Private equity is piling into health care

    LAST month KKR, a private-equity firm, announced that it would buy Envision Healthcare, one of America’s largest providers of doctors to hospitals. The deal was valued...