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Davos Man Has No Clothes

The World Economic Forum’s annual celebration of global capitalism once represented the inevitable arc of…

Gillian Tett

Report

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Venezuela’s Meltdown Could Be Trump’s First Nightmare, Too

While Trump rages at China and Iran, there’s a looming disaster a lot closer to…

Robbie Gramer

Argument

Christine Lagarde Could Still Go Down

A criminal conviction in France didn't end the IMF chief's career – but the combination…

Paul Blustein

Report

Trump’s Trade Agenda Would ‘Turn Back the Clock to Another Age’

Embracing bilateral deals and new tariffs, the incoming president casts a zero-sum view on world…

David Francis

Dispatch

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A Tale of Two Syrian Cities

In government-controlled Damascus and western Aleppo, the two rival centers of Syrian life seem destined…

Barak Barfi

The Cable

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India Overtakes Britain as the World’s Sixth-Largest Economy

What was once Britain’s “crown jewel” has outshined the former empire.

Robbie Gramer

The Cable

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Found Guilty of Negligence

The Fund’s top official won’t be fined or jailed, but she may lose her job…

Emily Tamkin, David Francis

The Cable

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World Economic Forum To Staff: Welcome To Davos. Here’s Your CHU.

Davos organizers eye putting up staff in temporary housing containers during talks on rising income…

Robbie Gramer

Argument

Why the Trump Economic Boom Will Never Come

Yes, the markets are looking good (for now). But subsidized deal-making and tax cuts for…

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Report

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Fed Rate Hike Sets Up Showdown With Trump

It's going to be more expensive to borrow money in Donald Trump's America.

David Francis

The Cable

Venezuelan Opposition Cancels Meeting With Government as Economy Implodes

Venezuela's economy is in shambles. Are its peace talks, too?

Emily Tamkin

The Cable

Watch: In Japan, Domino’s Pizza Tries (And Fails) Delivery-By-Reindeer

Domino’s wanted reindeer to deliver pizza, but the new helpers weren’t into any reindeer games.

Robbie Gramer

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The Cable

In First Vote Since Autocrat’s Death, Uzbekistan’s New President Inherits Looming Economic Crisis

For the first time in 25 years, Uzbekistan has a new president -- and he's…

Reid Standish

Report

Can Corporate Raider Wilbur Ross Deliver on Trump’s Blue-Collar Promises?

Trump’s pick for commerce secretary has a track record of saving American jobs. Whether he…

David Francis

Argument

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The Myth of Chaebol Exceptionalism

Everyone wants to blame South Korea’s incestuous business culture for the recent failures of its…

Frank Ahrens

Argument

Italy’s Populist Revolt That Isn’t

Groups from across the political spectrum are urging voters to reject Matteo Renzi’s constitutional referendum.…

Ferdinando Giugliano

Report

Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block?

USAID is in the dark on Trump's plans, but Republicans in Congress could be the…

David Francis, John Hudson, Dan De Luce

Report

Will Trump’s Working-Class Loyalists Pay the Price of His Economic Surge?

A market upswing signals the president-elect may be good for the economy after all —…

David Francis

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Donald Trump Is Declaring Bankruptcy on the Post-War World Order

The global system of peace and prosperity was already on life support before the U.S.…

Jeremy Adelman

The Cable

Zimbabwe Kidnaps and Tortures Activists Amid Protests Over Currency Reforms

The specter of hyperinflation is driving demonstrations against Mugabe, and security forces are responding with…

Robbie Gramer

Argument

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If Anyone Can Bankrupt the United States, Trump Can

The president-elect’s economic plan is a ticket to debtor’s prison.

Daniel Altman

The Cable

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Main Street Champion Trump Turns to Wall Street to Fill Treasury Post

Trump is reportedly considering two Wall Street insiders for the top job at Treasury.

David Francis

Report

Trump’s Impact on the Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Trump presidency carries a lot of economic risk. But in some sectors, there's also…

David Francis

Copper

COMEX Futures

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The Cable

Markets Recover From Lows After Unexpected Trump Victory

The sky fell a bit overnight on world markets, only to recover as the reality…

David Francis

The Cable

Prospect of a Trump Win Send Global Markets Into Tailspin

Asian markets and Dow futures are sharply down as the chances of a Trump presidency…

David Francis

The Cable

Shoving Matches Break Out as Japan Ratifies TPP

Fights break out as Japan ratifies the Asian trade deal President Obama wants, but both…

David Francis

The Cable

Nervous World Markets Signal a Real Possibility of a Trump Win

It only took one poll showing Trump with a one-point advantage to freak out financiers…

David Francis

The Cable

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The Economy in Kaliningrad Is So Bad That One Mayor Put His Town Hall Up for Sale

One Kaliningrad mayor found a creative way to help his town weather Western sanctions and…

Robbie Gramer

The Cable

Germany Inc. Is Not for Sale to China, Berlin Says

Concerns are mounting that China’s European investment binge could imperil key strategic sectors, sparking a…

Emily Tamkin
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