business / finance

India

For The Economy, Lockdown Is Worse Than War

A view from India on the prospects of major upheaval in the short-term and the possibility of a l...

Germany

Gold Rush As Investors Recoil From COVID-19 Shock

With traders spooked, physical gold that you can hold in your hands is being traded for a high ma...

France

The Coronavirus Economy: How Bad Will It Get?

The epidemic, and the weapons being used to fight it, are having devastating effects on the econo...

Russia

Tumbling Oil Prices Couldn't Have Come At A Worse Time

The OPEC-Russia oil spat that has provoked stock-market panic may prove the last straw for a worl...

Mexico

How The New World Order Looks In AMLO's Mexico

Mexico's socialist president is deluded if he thinks he can turn the clock back and restore his v...

Argentina

From Facebook To Finance, The Blockchain Era Is Now

Expect use of blockchain, the digital record-keeping system, to become generalized this year in b...

Colombia

The Revolution Colombia Really Needs: Free Buses

It may seem like a pipe dream. And it would certainly cost a lot, especially in a large capital c...

France

The Problem With The 'Cash Is Dead' Argument

Cash use is declining, but don't expect it to disappear. Still, there is another popular payment ...

Colombia

The Real-World Limits Of Colombia's Economic Growth

The economy is expected to have a relatively strong year. But will the average Colombian really b...

Ecuador

How Dollarization Saved Ecuador's Economy

When Ecuador ditched its currency for the dollar in 2000, it deprived governments the possibility...

Germany

Ecological War Brews Over Germany's Reusable Beer Bottles

Environmentalists and beer companies have common cause to oppose new tax rules that may reduce th...

Mexico

Blaming The U.S. Won't Solve Mexico's Problems

Its shared border with the U.S. could be more of a blessing than a curse if only Mexico would cle...

France

Why The Euro Is Starting To Resemble The Yen

The European single currency is emerging as the new global provider of liquidity to the internati...

Egypt

How Egypt's Massive Halal Meat Market Turned Into A Monopoly

CAIRO — In Egypt, all imported meat must be certified as "halal," meaning that it has been procured, stored and shipped in accordance with Islamic law. Obtaining this certificate is a crucial ...

Chile

If Finance Rules The World, Green Bonds May Be Planet's Only Hope

The finance mechanism for sustainable infrastructure, energy and industry may be the ultimate key...

Chile

HappyBreak: Headset Meditation App To Prevent Work Burnout

A Chilean startup develops an application to take office workers into a meditative 'happy space' ...

France

The 2019 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LA STAMPA Meet The Doctor's Maid Who Inspired The Mediterranean Diet A housekeeper with serious culinary skills helped feed the mind and mouth of Ancel Keys, the American doctor famous for ...

United States

For Brazil And Argentina, How To Respond To New Trump Tariffs

President Trump's erratic strikes against the world's trading regime require a collective respons...

France

Work In Progress: TikTok Hiring, CV Hacking, Pawternity Leave

PARIS — We've seen the employee of the future … and she's pale, red-eyed and hunchbacked. A recent article and a spooky life-size doll named Emma showing what can happen to the human body ...

Cyprus

Golden Passports, Citizenship For Sale From Cyprus To The Caribbean

MOSCOW — Last month, the Interior Minister of Cyprus Constantinos Petrides announced the revocation of 26 "citizenships by investment" that had been granted before stricter criteria of this ...

France

Why The World's Central Banks Are Turning To Twitter

It's about the money ... (and other stuff)

Chile

Do Brands Have A Role To Play In Social Conflicts?

Corporations usually try to stay clear of controversy. But there may be benefits, in some cases, ...