• Opinion  |  JULY 24, 2014 10:24 PM

    The trade delusion

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    LONDON – Since 2008, global trade has grown slightly more slowly than global GDP. The Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations ended in failure. Transatlantic and transpacific trade negotiations are progressing slowly, held back by the resistance of special …

     
  • Opinion  |  JULY 24, 2014 10:05 PM

    The inverted world of mobile capital

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    BERKELEY – A growing number of American companies are seeking to move their legal headquarters abroad by acquiring or merging with foreign companies. In the latest case, Medtronic plans to acquire Irish-based Covidien, a much smaller company spun off by …

     
  • Opinion  |  JULY 24, 2014 1:30 PM

    Some money market funds will have to be honest

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    The basic deal of a money market fund is that you give it your money, it invests it in stuff, it pays you a little bit of interest, and whenever you want you can take your money back out. (This …

     
  • Featured and Exclusive & Opinion  |  JULY 24, 2014 12:33 PM

    Guess which bank wins first prize for bad ideas

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    Royal Bank of Scotland, which trashed itself so badly during the financial crisis that the UK government had to take an 80% stake in the institution, has been less than honest with — guess who? — the UK government. The …

     
  • Opinion  |  JULY 22, 2014 1:39 PM

    Does the world still need the World Bank?

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    There will always be a need for a World Bank, which celebrates a birthday of sorts Tuesday. There is no need for a World Bank with more than 10,000 employees. President Jim Yong Kim is trying to reform the bank, …

     
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