Trump’s economy is booming, but is it hiding a rotten core?
The US economy shows no immediate signs of slowing down, but the acceleration of deficit spending is starting to become a worry
At the end of January, a remarkable milestone was reached in the annals of corporate history. According to the Financial Times (FT), the stock market value of Apple, the technology giant, was higher at that moment than the value of the 30 largest companies that make up Germany’s Dax share index, combined.
In 1997, according to the FT, Apple was valued on the stock market at just a tenth of the value of Siemens,...
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Concept of free trade and fair trade will stand or fall with new WTO boss
Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has her work cut out to tackle the current backlash against the principles for which the World Trade Organisation stands
Vincent Boland: Draghi’s Italian job is really a task for the entire nation
Italy’s afflictions are often filtered through the lens of its enormous public debt and zero-growth economy. Yet its problem is more insidious – that politics does not offer solutions
Vincent Boland: It’ll take more than Musk’s $1.5bn to demystify bitcoin
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Vincent Boland: Exxon loses its way as oil giant goes from leader to laggard
Climate change is now about business rather than emotion and Exxon-Mobil must reinvent itself if it is to catch up with its rivals in the transition to clean energy