business / finance

Germany

Trump v German Auto Industry, Bad Lessons In Basic Economics

-Analysis- BERLIN — When they want Donald Trump to grasp a topic, his advisers have learned to keep things simple. Visual aids help. Unfortunately, global economic imbalances -- the massive ...

Chile

How Latin America Can Rise From The Sinkhole Of Corruption

Led by Brazil, much of the region is mired in deep corruption scandals. But revelation also shows...

United States

Why Amazon's Runaway Growth Doesn't Sit Well With Seattle

SEATTLE — Strolling through the bustling construction zone of Amazon’s urban campus in Seattle, you instantly recognize the charm offensive the company has aimed at its hometown. "Banistas" at two ...

China

China Speeds Toward A Cashless Economy

BEIJING — Two events this spring, seemingly unrelated, together offer a snapshot of where China has arrived in finance-related technology, commonly referred to as "fintech." On April 17, the Bank ...

United States

Ag-Tech Accelerator? How Trump Is Pushing Farmers To Silicon Valley

President Trump's hard line on immigration is spurring a surge of high-tech investment, as fa...

France

Protectionism, A False Promise For France's Future

In France's presidential campaign, like last year's race in the United States, protection...

France

France's Future, Rural Heartland Struggles To Reinvent Itself

Ahead of the high stakes of next week's French presidential election, a visit to "la France p...

United States

Deconstructing The Crisis Of The American Middle Class

NEW YORK — If you're a middle-class American baby boomer or Gen Xer, you might have spent much of the past decade wondering what went wrong. If you're a boomer, there's a good chance you're still ...

China

Traditional Chinese Medicine? 100% Made In Japan

More and more Japanese, South Korean and other foreign manufacturers of TCM are not even using Ch...

France

Lunar Glow, What's Driving The New Space Race To The Moon

PARIS — Even as the global economy struggles to recover, investment in space activities is flying high. The overall public expenditure in the sector — approximately $70 billion today — has been ...

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...

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...

China

Chinese Health, Not Just A Matter Of Economics

-Analysis- As China opened its markets and rose to become the world's second-largest economy, foreign media focus has shifted from tales of political repression and exotic outposts to largely a ...

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...

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 ...

United States

Grab Your Wallet, Taking Down Trump With A Retail Boycott

WASHINGTON — Back in October, Shannon Coulter was doing some late-night browsing on the Nordstrom website. Before long, the small-business owner had a nagging feeling about the department store's ...

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...

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 ...

Switzerland

A Trump-Era Brain Drain? U.S.-Based Scientists Eye Switzerland

Foreign scientists working in the U.S. are seeking job prospects in Switzerland as they contempla...