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The Exchange: The Asianisation of the world

9/15/2019
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A splintering West and increasingly interconnected East is creating a newly powerful mega-region, according to Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian.” He swung by the Breakingviews office in Hong Kong to break down the economic and geopolitical rationales behind his idea. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:32

The Exchange: Enrico Letta

9/10/2019
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Italy’s new coalition government, cobbled together from the center-left and quixotic 5-Star Movement, has been greeted gleefully by markets and EU allies. But one former prime minister warns about complacency, calling for a reset with Brussels, tax cuts and renewed investment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:05

The Exchange: White House hopeful Tom Steyer

9/3/2019
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The hedge fund founder has already spent millions to impeach Donald Trump. He’s now trying to replace the U.S. president, joining a crowded Democratic field. The Exchange went to his campaign office to discuss why he is running and what he thinks of businessmen as politicians. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:33

The Exchange: Banking on water

8/27/2019
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Wall Street is diving into climate risk - with the exception of water. Torgny Holmgren of the Stockholm International Water Institute explains how that’s starting to change and how properly valuing the asset and smart use of technology are key to solving the crisis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:09

The Exchange: Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis

8/13/2019
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How much is a song worth? Two people who should know are the Chic founder and his manager, who have started a company to buy some of the world’s most famous back catalogues. They explain how music investing works and why many songwriters are miffed with Spotify. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:40

The Exchange: China’s unicorn squeeze

8/5/2019
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Mainland startups are under pressure, as once-plentiful funds dry up. Jixun Foo, managing partner at GGV Capital and a backer of tech giants like Didi Chuxing, discusses with Alec Macfarlane why the drop-off in financing could ultimately benefit investors. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:12

The Exchange: Soccer gets smart

7/29/2019
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It’s summer, which means top teams like Barcelona and Manchester United are brandishing their cheque books in the player-transfer market. But the way soccer clubs choose their stars and fund the purchases is changing. Researcher Sophie Tomlinson and financier Jason Traub explain. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:51

The Exchange: Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Kupor

7/22/2019
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The venture capitalist’s new book, “Secrets of Sand Hill Road,” is a fundraising guide for entrepreneurs. At his office off the famed Silicon Valley street he discusses with Breakingviews whether tech founders make good CEOs and details the biggest financial mistakes they make. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:36:19

The Exchange: Tiananmen 3.0

7/15/2019
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Han Dongfang was expelled from China for organising worker protests that were bloodily suppressed in 1989. He founded China Labour Bulletin, which tracks factory protests, strikes and policy. He speaks with Pete Sweeney about the economic stress on workers and college graduates. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:00

The Exchange: Surviving the digital-media meltdown

7/8/2019
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Venture capitalist Ben Lerer, whose firm backed BuzzFeed and Axios, drops by Breakingviews to discuss why startups in the news industry have been suffering. Unlike some of his peers, Lerer reckons these minnows can have mutually beneficial relationships with giants like Facebook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:23

The Exchange: Hong Kong's political crisis

7/2/2019
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Michael Tien was among the first politicians from the city’s pro-Beijing faction to oppose the controversial extradition proposal. Just before protesters ransacked the legislature, he spoke with Breakingviews about Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s future and giving residents a vote. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:27

The Exchange: Escaping carbon’s grip

6/25/2019
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Saipem made its name building drills and pipelines for fossil-fuel giants like Saudi Aramco. CEO Stefano Cao visits Breakingviews to discuss how climate change is pushing the company into greener projects – and how tech challenges and a need to protect margins will drive M&A. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:03

The Exchange: John Delaney

6/17/2019
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The first Democrat to bid for 2020’s presidential election has a pitch rarely heard in today’s political slugfest: that Democrats and Republicans can get along. Despite being a peacemaker, the former Maryland congressman has some punchy views on China, Big Tech and drug prices. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:24

The Exchange: Dick’s sticks to its guns

6/10/2019
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Dick’s Sporting Goods lost sales, customers and suppliers when it banned assault-style weapons from its stores last year. Over a year later, boss Ed Stack tells Breakingviews what he learned from taking a stand on gun violence, and addresses his newer challenge of China tariffs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:13:41

The Exchange: Dustin Yellin

6/3/2019
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Is there a better way to signal the hydrocarbon era’s end than by flipping a 1,000-foot oil tanker vertically from the sea to create the world’s largest sculpture? Not according to the artist behind “The Bridge,” who discussed his project with Rob Cox at his Brooklyn studio. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:05

The Exchange: The trouble with America

5/20/2019
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The country no longer loves the unremarkable and its inequitable universities are unsustainable, NYU’s Scott Galloway tells Breakingviews. As his new book “The Algebra of Happiness” hits the shelves, he also discusses his prescient Amazon call and why Big Tech needs breaking up. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:57

The Exchange: John Taylor

5/13/2019
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The economist and leading proponent of a rules-based strategy for monetary policy recently convened a powwow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution at which top policymakers brought diverse views on the Fed’s conduct to the fore. He fillets some of the choicest bits with Rob Cox. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:28

The Exchange: Margrethe Vestager

5/7/2019
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The EU’s antitrust commissioner is famous for imposing multi-billion-dollar fines on Alphabet and Apple. She joins Peter Thal Larsen and Liam Proud to explain why combatting the greed, power and fear that stifles competition is even more crucial in a data-driven world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:37

The Exchange: Joseph Stiglitz

4/29/2019
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Americans are unequal, unheeded and underpaid, the former White House economist argues in his new book “People, Power, and Profits.” He stopped by Breakingviews to discuss why global trade needs a rewrite, Facebook deserves a break-up and socialism is less scary than it sounds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:23

The Exchange: Marco Polo 2.0

4/23/2019
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Italy irked the United States by backing Beijing’s grand infrastructure plan. The country needs to improve ties with the People’s Republic to sell more wine and other exports, says Rome’s top China expert. Overcoming trade barriers will, however, require an EU team effort. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:46