• Opinion  |  AUGUST 21, 2014 10:00 AM

    The ratings revolution

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    www.project-syndicate.org

    “Bonjour Monsieur, comment pourrais-je vous aider?” asks the obsequious concierge at my Paris hotel. I immediately wonder what happened to the city’s infamous haughtiness – especially toward American tourists. If the French capital is no longer Europe’s rudest city, we can perhaps thank the growth of online rating tools, such as TripAdvisor.

     
  • Opinion  |  AUGUST 19, 2014 6:58 PM

    War does nothing for your investment

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    www.bloomberg.com

    One of the concerns for investors is how markets keep powering higher despite all of the geopolitical turmoil: the grinding Syrian civil war that has spilled into Iraq, the clash between Israel and Gaza, the Crimea annexation and now the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.

     
  • Opinion  |  AUGUST 18, 2014 12:01 AM

    Bringing back life to our river

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    We are only at the cusp of seeing real change take place in our river, but as an angler myself, it’s a thrill to see fish scooped up right in the middle of a river in the city.

     
  • Opinion  |  AUGUST 15, 2014 8:00 PM

    Can ultra-low interest rates solve financial crises?

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    [email protected]

    The unknown issue with low-interest-rate policy as we now know from the financial crisis is the rise of shadowy credit expansion which finds its way into markets.

     
  • Opinion  |  AUGUST 15, 2014 11:00 AM

    China outsources dirty work to US military

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    www.bloomberg.com

    Over time, oil and China’s insatiable energy needs are almost certainly going to push Beijing to become a more active Middle Eastern stakeholder. It’s time that China stops fighting that reality.

     
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