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John McEnroe and Larry Summers: Birds of a Feather?

Posted August 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST

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The former tennis star and ex–U.S. Treasury secretary both show off-color commentary combined with world-class skill in their respective fields.


 

To Price Sustainability Risk, You Need an Industry View

Posted August 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Efforts to improve sustainability reporting by companies require taking an industry approach to regulatory disclosure.


 

What Makes Decisions Legitimate? It Matters for Policy, Markets

Posted August 18, 2016 at 9:30 PM EST

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The lesson of Brexit and Narendra Modi’s GST victory is that who makes decisions matters just as much, if not more, than the outcome.


 

Brexit Is a British Shock with Few European or Global Effects

Posted August 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

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The economic fallout of the U.K. referendum will have minimal contagion to the euro zone or wider world.


 

It Took Ten Years, but India Is Getting a Tax That Should Lift Growth

Posted August 15, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

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The country’s democracy can slow reform, yet Modi’s steady approach has prevailed on a goods and services tax. Investors should be no less patient.


 

China Needs to Shut Down Zombie Companies to Ensure Recovery

Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Government and banks are keeping failing companies alive with cheap credit, exacerbating China’s problems of debt and overcapacity.


 

How the Market Underestimates South Korea’s Shareholder Efforts

Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

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Pending regulations are intended to coax the country’s massive family-owned conglomerates to unlock more value for shareholders.


 

There Is No Finish Line for Cybersecurity

Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Companies can’t set up an antimalware patch and dust off their hands. An effective cybersecurity structure needs to evolve constantly.


 

Is Brexit Really to Blame for Falling Bank Shares?

Posted August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

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The Bank of England’s policy moves after the Brexit vote have a greater effect on market trajectory than on the referendum itself.