business / finance

Turkey

Turkey, No Limit To How Far The Contagion Can Spread

The "sudden stop" scenario has hit the Turkish economy, which threatens other countries around th...

India

Import Nation: Why India Still Lags In High-End Manufacturing

The world's biggest mobile phone factory is slated to open in India, but the country still bu...

Germany

Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

The U.S. president wants to impose his will and whims on all partners. The EU, for the sake of it...

United States

$1 Trillion!? Dissecting Apple's New Money Milestone

Tim Cook's company has broken a stock market record, but a closer look at Apple's operati...

France

Only Environmentalism Can Save Capitalism

Rescuing the planet from the ravages of capitalism may be just the thing our dominant economic sy...

China

How The "Chinese Dream" Has Put "The American Dream" To Bed

-OpEd- PARIS — My conversation partner is a Japanese banker. He has just returned from Amman, the capital of Jordan. And he's talking about the Chinese who were also there at a joint meeting of ...

Chile

When Business Crosses Cultures, Etiquette Alone Won't Cut It

When dealing with "distant cultures" like China, communication is key. But a bit of business-is-b...

Pakistan

Gwadar Port, Where Chinese And Pakistani Ambitions Meet

GWADAR — Landing at Gwadar International Airport is a bit like landing on the moon. The tarmac lies in the middle of a desert, and there's no other aircraft in sight except for a C-130 from the ...

Israel

Why Israel Is Letting Its Tech Startups Go

The Silicon Wadi, as Israel's tech sector is known, has a penchant for creating innovative ne...

United States

Seeking New Labor Protection For All The World's Ship Workers

Fair trade doesn’t always mean fair transport, as international shipping leaves a whole cat...

France

Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market

With technology rapidly advancing, what may set human workers apart is their ability to reason as...

France

Synthetic Diamonds Go Ultra Chic, With New Place Vendôme Boutique

PARIS — The address is not by chance. Courbet, a jewelry designer that sells synthetic diamonds, has decided to open at the world's most prestigious location for any jeweler: the Place Vendôme in ...

France

Baguettes In Beijing? Chinese Investors Eating Up French Farm Land

A Chinese company recently bought nearly 1,000 hectares of French farmland. Pourquoi? "To put Fre...

United States

The Mercantilist: Why Trump Economics Are Stuck In 17th Century

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump often seems as though he’s stuck in the '80s. But maybe the better comparison is to the 1680s, not the Reagan era. Consider his announcement Thursday of new ...

Japan

Why The Asian Economy Can't Escape Trump's Bad Choices

TOKYO — Since Japan’s fiscal year starts in April each year, it is in May that the country's major corporations announce their financial statements for 2017. Most top Japanese companies have had ...

Venezuela

Venezuela Is A Pariah State And Must Be Treated As Such

After last week's sham election, the international community — starting with the nation...

Argentina

More Economic Alarm Bells In Dollar-Hungry Argentina

-Analysis- BUENOS AIRES — As then President Juan Domingo Perón made clear in a 1951 speech, concerns in Argentina over the price of the U.S. dollar are nothing new. "I ask you this," he said. ...

Germany

How 3D Printing Is Helping Fine-Tune German Industry

Companies like Munich's EOS are breaking new ground in the manufacturing world. And rather th...

United States

Femtech Finance: Why Women Founders Must Fight To Find Capital

MUNICH — Most investors just don't understand what it's all about — and so the scenario almost always plays out the same: Sophia Yen enters a room full of venture capitalists, almost all older ...

Argentina

The Future Of Work: How AI Will Hit The Developing World

Robotization, AI and other technological advances will change the nature of work in the coming de...

Croatia

Will Croatia's Quest For Energy Independence Cost It Krk?

A popular tourist destination in the Adriatic sea is bracing for the construction of a floating, ...

France

Tax Harmonization, The One True Way To Combat Fiscal Havens

-OpEd- PARIS — Public opinion was outraged, and rightly so, by revelations from the so-called Paradise Papers investigation and the publication, before that, of the Panama Papers. But no one ...