business / finance

Japan

How Japan Can Help Soften U.S.-China Showdown

-OpEd- TOKYO — The United States has turned to inward-looking politics, while the unifying force of Europe has waned due to rampant populism and confusion in Britain, Germany and France. The ...

Colombia

Why The Circular Economy Is Still Boxed In

It's high-time for an economic model that curbs waste while boosting productivity. But don...

India

What China Flexing Tech Muscle Means For India

The digital relationship between the Asian neighbors has rapidly evolved over the past decade, an...

France

Behind The Yellow Vests: The Great Fear Of Having Less And Less

-Analysis- PARIS — Did they really have to set France on fire for just a few cents? More than eight weeks after it began, the revolt of the "yellow vests" still seems hard to grasp. For ...

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2018

LE MONDE Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Fiction: A French Manifesto Against the omnipotence of "reality-show novels" and costume fiction, a group of young French authors want to reassert ...

Chile

Chile Eyes Business Opportunities in Bolsonaro's Brazil

If Brazil's new government liberalizes its economy as vowed, it may also seek new and more dy...

France

The 2018 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LE MONDE Full Translation Of French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto Signed By Catherine Deneuve Some 100 prominent French women artists and intellectuals have issued an open letter in Le Monde ...

France

Why Christmas Never Ends For Iconic Paris Department Stores

There is a lot of planning behind the Christmas window decorations you find around the French cap...

Mexico

Can AMLO Spread Mexico's Wealth Without Sinking The Economy?

The new president is hoping to strike what has tended to be an elusive balance in Latin America: ...

United States

The Snowball Effects As China's Economy Moves To No. 1

-Analysis- NEW YORK — What a difference two decades make. In 1997, China's gross domestic product was about 11% of the U.S's. By 2017, it was up to 63%. But this overstates the difference in ...

India

How U.S-China Trade War Could Be A Chance For India To Cash In

Trump's trade war with China could be a golden opportunity for India. But first, it'll ne...

United States

A Rising Antitrust Movement, And The Inevitable Pushback

Monopolistic companies may be near a tipping point where people (and governments) want them reign...

United States

Italy To China To D.C., My Global Love-Hate Affair With Amazon

WASHINGTON — I loved Amazon when it first appeared. It was the 1990s, and I was living in Italy and then China, two countries that are strongly monolingual with a scarce number of foreign-language ...

France

How Europe Can Win The Blockchain Battle

After being left behind in the Internet revolution, places like France, Malta and Switzerland are...

France

Carlos Ghosn: The Extraordinary Fate Of A Boss Outside The Box

A path through Lebanon, Brazil and France, the former top Michelin manager may have met the end o...

Chile

China, Spain, Latin America: A New Growth Axis in Global Trade

Spain, an industralized EU member with close ties to Latin America, could profit from easing the ...

Mexico

Why Mexico's Economy Needs More Than Just A Balanced Budget

Policymakers have, for the most part, learned to avoid fiscal deficits. And yet, growth numbers (...

Kenya

Informal Banking Helps Kenyan Women Find Financial Autonomy

These informal banks in Kenya help women acquire financial stability, to help them take control o...

Brazil

The Myth That Strongman Regimes Are Good For Business

-Analysis- PARIS — And then, Brazil. The list of countries that are switching to so-called “strongman” regimes keeps growing. Vladimir Putin's Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey, Narendra ...

France

How To Exit Our Economic Era Of Slow Growth

Will slow growth rates persist in a global dynamic of "secular stagnation?" Or will the IT revolu...

Chile

Why Women Executives Should Just Be Themselves

Many people think that to get ahead in the business world, women need to emulate men. But there&#...

Italy

Talkin' Italian 10-Year Bond Spread Blues

The state of the health of Italy's economy is of serious global concern. Who do you believe?