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Commentary & Opinion
February 12, 2016 The Misguided ExxonMobil Climate Change InquisitionSource: Forbes
Last year witnessed the astounding speed at which public and expert opinion now coalesce around policies that would have seemed unacceptable a few years earlier. From same-sex marriage to marijuana legalization, public opinion...
February 11, 2016 Dimon and Buffett: the odd couple of corporate governanceSource: Opinion - FT
It is one of the oldest battle lines in corporate governance: managerial autonomy versus shareholder rights. The battle is particularly acute in the US at present.
February 10, 2016 Reflections on DavosSource: Live Mint
This year, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos focused on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution. If you are under 30, you might be under the impression that the previous revolutions were the iPod, the...
February 10, 2016 Why Gold Has Been on a Tear in 2016Source: Fortune
The stock market is having a horrible time so far in 2016, with the S&P 500 down more than 9%. Gold, on the other hand, is up nearly 10% year-to-date and hit a four-month high of just under $1200 per ounce on Monday before...
February 5, 2016 The Profit Potential In Running An Ethical BusinessSource: Forbes
Sometimes intangible topics like business ethics drive tangible issues like government regulation of an industry. Right now a battle is being fought between the financial service industry and the Department of Labor (DOL) over a...
February 5, 2016 Davos Insight: Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Drive Global Economies or Eliminate Millions of Jobs?Source: Bloomberg Business
The merger of man and technology was the main theme at Davos, highlighting how the trend could drive an unprecedented economic cycle laden with opportunities. But is this a good thing for everyone?
February 5, 2016 Does the IMF Composition Align with Whom it Represents'
Economy Watch - Similar discrepancies prevail in the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and other international institutions, which remain dominated by American, European and Japanese interests, as reflected by their voting...
February 4, 2016 Excellent: Goldman Sachs Says Brexit Could Cause 20% Sterling SlumpSource: Forbes
Brexit is the idea that Britain will vote to leave the European Union when and if the referendum vote happens. I am not impartial on this matter: I think we should never have joined, the EU itself should not exist and that we and...
February 4, 2016 The TPP, World's Largest Trade Pact, Finally Gets SignedSource: Forbes
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has just been signed over in New Zealand and so we can welcome the world’s largest trade deal. Except, if we’re honest about these things, it’s not such a big deal really. Because the global level of...
February 2, 2016 Will America's economy get dragged into recession?Source: CNN Money
Concerns are rising that the American shopper won't be able to save the U.S. from heading into a recession. It's a big worry given that consumers make up about 70% of the U.S. economy and lately they haven't been opening their...
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