business / finance

Mexico

If Trump Kills NAFTA, "Modern Mexico" May End Up Dead Too

For the ordinary Mexican, the free-trade agreement has been a chance to build a modern country ba...

France

How To Stop Trump From Creating The World's Biggest Tax Haven

With its new president, the United States may now become a massive new fiscal haven for global co...

France

Middle East, Of Political Dead-Ends And Scientific Hopes

-Analysis- Will the world's oldest conflict ever be resolved? There have been a few fleeting occasions over the past 25 years when both Israelis and Palestinians appeared eager to negotiate, ...

United States

Hedge Funds v. Silicon Valley, The Battle For Quant Talent

Talent is distributed around the globe, opportunity is not. Visit to a finance-sponsored "datatho...

Switzerland

Beards, Windows, Chinese Migrants: A History Of Bizarre Taxes

Hipsters beware: beards have been on the list of unusual taxes.

Luxembourg

How Luxembourg Could Cash In On Brexit

The tiny European country has improved its position as a post-Brexit business destination by refo...

Netherlands

Universal Basic Income, 5 Experiments From Around The World

Imagine receiving a check from the government every month. The concept of guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been gaining prominence around the world, leading to referendums and national ...

United States

Uber Ugliness, From San Francisco To Sao Paulo

Uber is a company built around maximizing customer service and experience — sometimes at any cost. Critics note that the price is paid by those providing the labor, the army of modestly paid ...

Greece

Euro Crisis Redux: Greek Austerity And Collective Depression

ELEFSINA — Greece must repay 7 billion euros of debt by July. But, as has been the case since 2011, the country will not be able to honor its debt without first receiving the credit promised by ...

China

China Eyes Latin America In Ashes Of Monroe Doctrine

First with Obama and now with Trump, the U.S. is making space for a second imperialist power on t...

China

Inside The Global Zipper War

Japanese and Chinese rivals battle for dominance in this billion-dollar industry, a tale of a wor...

United States

Trump Protectionism Is True Peril For Markets

-Analysis- NEW YORK — Investors are ignoring Donald Trump's trade rhetoric at their own peril. That's the warning coming from a rising cohort of erstwhile Trump bulls who've gone weak in the ...

Ireland

Inside Cork, Apple's Controversial European Headquarters

CORK — On a December morning, as my plane pierces the ceiling of clouds and begins its descent toward the airport of Cork, my eyes are drawn to the flocks of sheep spread across the green fields ...

Germany

How Germany Can Profit From Trump's Protectionism

Trump has threatened to levy punitive duties on German car imports. Companies like VW, Mercedes a...

Mexico

Donald Trump Tears Down Old Right-Left Divide On Free Trade

Trump's vow to end NAFTA and bring back factories to the U.S. isn't typical right-wing id...

China

What Companies Get Hit If Trump Aims Protectionism At China

If Washington cracks down on Chinese imports, Beijing is sure to respond in kind. Companies that ...

United States

World Economy 2017 Forecast: Lost In The (Bretton) Woods

-Analysis- PARIS — Last year was full of surprises across the world: a spike of protectionist fever in the United States at the instigation of Donald Trump, an anti-globalization wave of ...

Chile

Latin America Will Need China's Help To Survive Trump

Trade with Asia will be all the more important for Latin American countries once President Obama ...

Mexico

Mexico Reacts To "Trump Effect" After Ford Scraps Plant

The Ford Motor Company’s decision not to open an auto plant in Mexico — in a swift reaction to Donald Trump’s offhand threat to slap tariffs on all imported vehicles — is another sign that when ...

Japan

In Fukushima, An Electronics Maker Bets On Farming Inside Factories

FUKUSHIMA — In 1970, electronics company Panasonic inaugurated a factory in the Japanese city of Fukushima to assemble radio sets. In the 1980s, when Japanese electronics were at their peak, the ...

China

China, A Global Superpower? Not So Fast

-OpEd- KALAMAZOO — People from China who travel abroad are struck by the stark differences between their countries. In the U.S. and Europe, they probably envy how people live in comfort and are ...

United States

Goldman Sachs, The Singular New York-To-Washington Path To Power

After bashing the investment bank during the campaign, why Donald Trump could not resist picking ...