Vincent Boland: In the World v Zuckerberg, the final verdict is still to be delivered
The US Federal Trade Commission may have lost its anti-trust action against Facebook last week, but the social media behemoth could still have a case to answer
In their book All the President’s Men, about the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, the journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein recount a conversation Woodward had in an underground car park with Deep Throat, a key source for their reporting on the bizarre and illegal goings-on in the Nixon White House.
Deep Throat, who was later revealed to be a top official at the FBI, was furious that the reporters had jumped the...
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Vincent Boland: Time for a debate on the potentially dangerous blowback of buyback
Companies buying up their own shares is nothing new in the corporate world, and Apple is merely the latest behemoth to do it, but it remains a controversial practice
Vincent Boland: Could one company’s fall trigger a property collapse in China?
The ongoing struggles of beleaguered property giant Evergrande pose a huge threat not just to its own survival, but to the very stability of the Asian superpower’s financial system
Vincent Boland: As the beloved Merkel moves on, so too must Germany
The country’s nostalgic regard for its departing chancellor is understandable, but Germany’s challenge now is to move off autopilot and take greater responsibility in an unstable world
Vincent Boland: How the historic pride of Siena was undone by a thoroughly modern misjudgment
Founded in 1472, the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank has since survived wars, plagues, depressions, popes and the Mafia – only to be brought to its knees by a badly timed takeover