Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brexit nightmare is coming true for business. It needs a plan NOW

After months of holding back, businesses are going public with stark warnings about what could go wrong...

Why simple rules are best when spreading your investment bets

BENJAMIN GRAHAM is considered the father of value investing, the business of picking stocks that are cheap. He might also fairly be described as the father of not trying to...

The $6.3 trillion debt binge: American companies have never owed this much

1. Tower of debt: Corporate America is drunk on easy money. US companies, encouraged by a...

Ikea was shut out of India for years. Now it's going big

Before moving to India, John Achillea managed an Ikea store in St. Louis, Missouri, that got 1.6...

A building in London just sold for $100 million… per floor

A 13-floor "groundscraper" in London has been sold for $1.3 billion. The building in the city's...

Trade war fears spread to tech and Dow sheds 400 points

Wall Street's trade war anxiety is spreading to tech. The Dow shed 400 points, or 1.7%,...

China’s tighter regulation of shadow banks begins to bite

THE teller at ICBC, China’s (and the world’s) biggest bank, ushers a new, well-heeled customer into a private room. It is not for VIP treatment but a stern warning. The...

Even in the gig economy, women earn less than men

There have been a lot of headlines about the gender wage gap among full-time wage and salary...

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 the smuggest onlookers were...

Why investors shouldn't worry about rising rates

The Federal Reserve is expected to keep raising short-term interest rates this year — and the bond...
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Vanadium is the latest beneficiary of the battery craze

OPEN a toolbox, pull out a spanner and you may be holding a bit of the answer to global warming: vanadium, a metal...