business / finance

United States

When Your Brand Is Smothered In Neo-Nazi Love

WASHINGTON — The neo-Nazis were hungry. They had spent the day in a Charlottesville, Va., courthouse testifying at the preliminary hearing for a white nationalist jailed for pepper-spraying ...

Chile

Uberization v. Red Tape, Digital Economy Drama On Streets Of Chile

For all the economic accolades they've earned over the years, Chilean authorities are draggin...

United Kingdom

Bitcoin Limits: A Matter Of Trust, Not Technology

The Bitcoin rate spike, still alive despite bitter divisions in the community that supports the cryptocurrency, has laid bare the biggest problem with Bitcoin: Compared with fiat currencies, it's ...

Japan

Japan v. U.S.? Trump Is So Eighties On Trade

Japan's trade surplus with the U.S. is mostly not about protectionism or aggressive Japanese ...

United Kingdom

A Century After Balfour, Time For A "Johnson" Declaration?

After half a century of failed endeavors by the United States to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, maybe it's time to send that geopolitical hot potato back to the British. ...

Colombia

Juan Valdez 2.0? Innovations In Colombia's Coffee Industry

Companies like Tres Montes in Santander are focusing on quality, not just quantity, and improving...

Egypt

Bedouins Bring Tourists Back To Sinai, Steer Clear Of Terror

In light of the devaluation of the Egyptian pound and increasingly difficult visa processes, more and more Egyptians are turning to domestic tourism. Yet, while tourists continue for the most part ...

France

When Your Boss Sounds Like Churchill — Or Worse, Elon Musk

If a CEO starts quoting Churchill or some Silicon Valley titan to give pomp to their office speec...

Chile

R&D And Innovation, A Patent Failure In Latin America

In spite of dynamic consumer figures, Latin America lags when it comes to investment in research ...

China

Xi Jinping's Second Term: It's The Economy, Stupid

Will China's unfulfilled promises of real market reforms finally come to pass? Eyes on the 19...

China

In Face Of New Rivals, Apple Loses Its Shine In China

Chinese domestic brands like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are undercutting the American giant, w...

Chile

The Benefits Of Democratizing Big Data

In places like Venezuela, electronic interactions may be a more reliable source of information th...

United States

Saviors Or Profiteers? The Business Of Hurricane Recovery

Cleaning up after natural disasters has become a lucrative business, but raises questions for vic...

Ethiopia

The Rise Of "Made In Ethiopia" — With The Backing Of Beijing

HAWASSA — Peter Wan is smiling from ear to ear. The 50-year-old walks past huge warehouses, where dozens of Ethiopians are busy working on spinning and thread-dyeing machines. “We are in the ...

Argentina

What To Expect When Your Boss Is A Millennial

People born in the 1980s and 1990s — also dubbed Generation Y— are quickly rising the...

Brazil

A Tough Choice For Brazilians: Learn English Or Mandarin

The answer from Chinese professionals may surprise you...

Brazil

The Post-Western World Is Still A Messy Place

The West is in relative decline, especially compared to Asia, but no obvious alternative "system"...

France

Adjö​ Big Blue Box Stores, A Slick New Look For IKEA

NICE — You can spot an IKEA store from a mile away: The classic blue-and-yellow box design of every outlet of the Swedish home goods giant is as much a part of its identity as the quirky names of ...

Argentina

Bang For Bucks, Why Some Countries Prefer A Weak Currency

-Analysis- BUENOS AIRES — Argentines are surprised when they hear Europeans are worried the dollar is becoming cheaper. But there's reason for it. Cheaper dollars mean that foreign products ...

Germany

When Nobel Avengers Assemble To Discuss The Future Of World Economy

Mario Draghi didn’t give much away in his opening remarks at the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in southern Germany. In his highly anticipated speech Wednesday morning, the president of ...

France

China's Flexibility To IMF Rules, Different Meanings Of Debt

PARIS — What if the very different Chinese approach on debt held the key to a solution for the crisis of public finances in the West. In Europe and North America, the notion of a contract holds a ...

United States

Bumps In The Road: Don't Bet On Uber Crashing

NEW YORK — For six months now, almost all the news about Uber has been bad. Even before then, the ride-hailing company's combative executive team displayed a remarkable facility for generating ...