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  • Business5 months ago

    Mario Draghi’s replacement is already being discussed

    A LOT rests on the shoulders of the euro zone’s top central banker. The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) is not just in charge...

  • Business5 months ago

    The case for treating disabled travellers better

    TRAVELLING for work can be expensive, uncomfortable and unpleasant, even for those without a mobility issue. But spare a thought for people who do, many of...

  • Business5 months ago

    What Venezuelan savers can teach everyone else

    ASK the chief investment officer of a fund-management firm how to spread your investments and you will be told to put so much in stocks, so...

  • Business5 months ago

    As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich

    SQUEEZING the top 1% ought to be the most natural thing in the world for politicians seeking to please the masses. Yet, with few exceptions, today’s...

  • Business5 months ago

    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will strengthen Russia’s hand

    THE Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural-gas pipeline from Russia to Germany has long been dogged by controversy. But despite several years of transatlantic and intra-European feuding...

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    In China, a rare public spat between officials as debt pressures build

    LIKE other countries, China has bureaucratic infighting. But it does better than most at keeping tussles hidden from outside view, especially under Xi Jinping, a president...

  • Business5 months ago

    Are strikes making a big dent in Ryanair’s profits?

    ALL should be rosy at Europe’s largest low-cost airline. Ryanair’s passenger numbers are growing and costs per seat-kilometre flown are—just about—lower than its competitors’. But investors...

  • Business5 months ago

    Google is fined €4.3bn in the biggest-ever antitrust penalty

    “THE making of a big tech reckoning,” blared one typical headline earlier this year. “The case for breaking up Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google,” touted another....

  • Business5 months ago

    Income-share agreements are a novel way to pay tuition fees

    TO PAY for his professional flight degree at Purdue University in Indiana, Andrew Hoyler had two choices. He could rely on loans and scholarships. Or he...

  • Business5 months ago

    Football talent scouts become more rational

    CHEERS erupted from Calais to Cannes when Kylian Mbappé, a 19-year-old striker, thumped in France’s fourth goal in the World Cup final on July 15th. Among...