business / finance

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...

Chile

Crossing Big Data With "Thick Data" Can Make The Difference

Big data can provide firms with real-time information on consumer and social trends, but only if ...

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

HappyBreak: Headset Meditation App To Prevent Work Burnout

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

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2019

LES ECHOS France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Opinions matter, of ...

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...

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 ...

Kenya

Can Kenya Cash In On The Global Avocado Craze?

More and more Kenyan farmers are growing avocados, the native Mexican fruit that are both profita...

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, ...

France

A French Defense Of Trump's New Tariffs On European Products

The U.S. president has a history of strong-arming trading partners. But the move to tax things li...

France

The Case For Creating A CO2 Central Bank

It's time for the European Union to curb emissions the way it does inflation.

Chile

Chile And The Paradox Of (Relative) Prosperity

Chileans are fairly well off, but only in comparison to their Latin American neighbors. The count...

Colombia

Why Latin America Should Go All In On The Sharing Economy

The collaborative approach to trade, production and services could help countries like Colombia e...

United States

Take 5: How Nations Protect High-Tech Assets

It's part trade war, part cyber defense — and the rumblings of conflict grow louder as countries (and companies alike) maneuver to protect their high-tech assets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

United States

La Revolution? The French Economists Inspiring Warren And Sanders

Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both taken ideas straight from US-...

Sierra Leone

How Diaspora Dollars Are Crowdfunding African Development

London-based lawyer Grace Camara came up with a clever, continent-bridging approach to financing ...

Peru

Why Peru's Coffee Growers Can't Make Ends Meet

Peruvian coffee farmers desperately need help — from both the public and private sectors —...

France

Out Of Office: The Stress And Serenity Of Teleworking

Working from home is more and more common in French companies as the perks need no longer to be l...

Ecuador

The Many Misconceptions About 'Liberalism'

Partisans of political moderation are mistaken if they are looking for the ideals of the European...