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Christian Caryl

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That Little Problem With the Lord

People are claiming that Muslims, Christians, and Jews might have something in common. God forbid!

Christian Caryl

Argument

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Yen and the Art of Political Scandals

What the downfall of Japan’s economy minister tells us about the surprising amount of corruption…

Toko Sekiguchi, William Sposato

Voice

Davos Haters Gonna Hate, but It’s Not Going Anywhere

The venerable gabfest remains relevant almost half a century after its birth.

David Rothkopf

ChinaFile

Without Reform from Beijing, ‘The World Will Endure More China Scares’

Is China really heading for a hard landing? Experts say it's quite likely, as long…

Arthur R. Kroeber, Stephen S. Roach, Orville Schell

Passport

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Davos Q&A: Cheap Oil ‘Another Straw on the Camel’s Back’ for Struggling Emerging Markets

PwC's chairman on why CEOs fear the Islamic State and how cheap oil will transform…

David Francis

Argument

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A Perfect Storm in Central Asia

For years, the five ex-Soviet republics have enjoyed surprising stability. But Russia’s economic crisis is…

Nate Schenkkan

Argument

2016 Forecast: The Foils of Toxic Growth and Disparity

Why China’s struggles are a signal of problems to come for emerging markets and the…

Paola Subacchi

Passport

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Davos Diary: Iran Insists It’s Open for Business. Will It Have Any Customers?

With nuclear sanctions lifted, Tehran wants the world to invest in its economy. It remains…

David Francis, Keith Johnson

Argument

Sisi’s Fracturing Regime

Egypt's strongman is cracking down ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution — but…

Eric Trager

Passport

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Davos Diary: Europe Fears ‘Brexit’ But Not At ‘Any Price’

Europe wants Britain in the EU, but it won't include it at any cost.

David Francis

Passport

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Davos Diary: Jack Lew Urges Calm as Stocks Nosedive

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew offers an upbeat take on China and low oil prices.

David Francis

Passport

Davos Q&A: ‘ If Trump is the Republican Nominee’ Obama Won’t Get His Asia Trade Deal

Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says Obama won’t get his Asian trade deal if…

David Francis

Passport

Davos Diary: Iran’s Zarif Accuses U.S. of ‘Coercion,’ and Tells the Saudis to Chill

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had quite the day in Davos.

David Francis

Oil

NYMEX Crude

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Passport

Davos Diary: Money is Rushing Out of Emerging Markets. Blame China.

China is slowing down, and pulling out hundreds of billions from emerging markets in the…

David Francis

Passport

Davos Diary: The IMF Sees Dark Clouds Gathering Over the Global Economy

As the World Economic Forum opens, the IMF downgrades its global growth forecast for the…

David Francis

The Cable

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Unfounded Fears About Iran’s Oil Sparks Steep Global Losses

World markets are tanking amid misplaced fears about Iran's oil flooding an already oversaturated market.

David Francis, Keith Johnson

The Cable

Al Jazeera America Fumbles Attempt to Compete With U.S. Media

Al Jazeera America, unable to break into the U.S. media market, will close its doors.

David Francis

The Cable

Time Is Running Out On Obama’s Push to Pass Asian Trade Deal

The White House is pressing Congress to get Obama's Asian trade deal done before the…

David Francis

Report

The IPO to End All IPOs?

Oil is at its lowest price in a decade. So why is Saudi Arabia selling…

Keith Johnson

Global Stocks

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The Cable

Wall Street Starts to Put Puerto Rico in Its Legal Crosshairs

Puerto Rico, near insolvency, is now in the legal crosshairs of creditors who want to…

David Francis

Report

China’s Self-Inflicted Wounds Can Harm the Rest of the World, Too

Chinese officials have dual currency and equity crises. Beijing’s attempts at solving them are only…

David Francis

The Cable

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World Bank: Expected 2016 U.S. Economic Growth Won’t Save Developing Nations

The World Bank cut its global growth forecast amid concerns about slow growth in China…

David Francis

The Cable

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U.S. and Global Markets Are In A Panic as New Year Begins

Bad news in China, North Korea, and low oil prices have world markets spooked as…

David Francis

The Cable

Volkswagen Could Have to Pay $90 billion for Its Emissions Cheat

A suit filed by the Justice Department Monday contains fines that could cost Volkswagen $90…

David Francis

Copper

COMEX Futures

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The Cable

U.S. and Chinese Stocks Off to a Very Bad Start to 2016

U.S. and Chinese stocks get bludgeoned on the first trading day of 2016.

David Francis

The Cable

Puerto Rico Continues to Sink Into Bankruptcy With No Lifeline in Sight

There's no financial lifeline for Puerto Rico on the eve of a second debt default.

David Francis

Argument

Africa’s Boom Is Over

Africa was never going to get far without manufacturing — and it can’t do so…

Rick Rowden

Dispatch

Finland’s Santa-Industrial Complex

Many countries have claimed to be the official home of Father Christmas. But only Finland…

Reid Standish

Argument

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A Surge in Women’s Employment Is Driving Japan’s Economy

But a host of other negative indicators are pulling it into recession. Why can't Tokyo…

William Sposato

The Cable

U.S. Sends Putin a Reminder to Stop Meddling in Ukraine

The United States slapped additional penalties on Russia for its continuing actions in Ukraine.

David Francis
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