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August 11, 2015 The Real Reasons Google Will Become Alphabet

Source: Forbes

Google just renamed itself Alphabet, creating a holding company that includes the search company (Google) and a bunch of others that no one could figure out why it was doing

August 10, 2015 World Bank: clean energy is the solution to poverty, not coal

Source: The Guardian

It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power today, denying them opportunities as...

August 10, 2015 Think the world’s getting worse? Think again, says economist

Source: Reuters

Turn on the news or listen to doom-mongers in politics and the media, and you could be forgiven for thinking the world is a more violent and unequal place than ever, but according to economist Max Roser, we’ve never had it so...

August 7, 2015 The Shale Patch Faces Reality

Source: Bloomberg

Not long ago the oil industry looked like it had dodged a bullet. After the worst bust in a generation cut crude prices from $100 a barrel last summer to $43 in March, the oil market rallied. By June, prices were up 40 percent,...

August 6, 2015 With Puerto Rico bond risk, look here: Expert

Source: CNBC

As Puerto Rican debt grows even riskier, investors looking for high yield should seek out individual projects or sectors, a top municipal bond analyst said Wednesday

August 5, 2015 The Winners And Losers Of Free Market Capitalism

Source: Forbes

Everyone knows there are winners and losers when capitalism is functioning at its best. Capitalist hardliners say that “the winners are those who are honest, industrious, thoughtful, prudent, frugal, responsible, disciplined and...

August 3, 2015 Brazil: From Bad to Worse?

Source: The Market Mogul

Recently, Standard & Poor’s indicated that it is considering removing Brazil’s coveted investment-grade credit status on its long-term sovereign debt. In the company’s statement on Tuesday, it has revised the outlook on Brazil’s...

July 29, 2015 Why it’s a bad idea for China to prop up its stock market

Source: Reuters

China’s pledges to prop up the stock market are unwise. It didn’t have to be this way – if only the country’s authorities had been able to resist the lure of inflating asset prices. That’s a challenge few governments have met.

July 29, 2015 BP is making the best of a bad situation

Source: Reuters

BP is making the best of a bad situation. There is clear progress on bringing down costs and capital expenditure. But with the oil price at nearly a six-month low of $53 a barrel for Brent crude, it’s only going to get harder for...

July 29, 2015 Pearson, the Financial Times and the culture of modern capitalism

Source: The Guardian

A short letter in Wednesday’s Financial Times makes for fascinating reading. Stimulated by Pearson’s sale of the FT to Nikkei, it poses profound questions about the nature of modern capitalism:

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