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Breakingviews columnists talk about the big numbers, crunchy deals and nasty spats in global business and economics, offering a weekly dose of financial insight that goes beyond the concise and provocative views readers get from our columns every day.

Breakingviews columnists talk about the big numbers, crunchy deals and nasty spats in global business and economics, offering a weekly dose of financial insight that goes beyond the concise and provocative views readers get from our columns every day.
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Breakingviews columnists talk about the big numbers, crunchy deals and nasty spats in global business and economics, offering a weekly dose of financial insight that goes beyond the concise and provocative views readers get from our columns every day.

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English


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Viewsroom: General Motors strike runs on hot air

10/10/2019
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Workers downed tools over three weeks ago, despite last-minute concessions by the U.S. carmaker. Job-security fears are a sticking point. So is the union’s need to prove its worth after a kickbacks scandal. Plus: U.S. basketball plays smart defense on China’s Hong Kong backlash. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:08

Viewsroom: Mark Zuckerberg is stuck in 2006

10/3/2019
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That’s when the Facebook CEO rejected Yahoo’s $1 bln takeover bid. Now he uses the decision to justify his grip on control and decisions on data, privacy and the chance of a breakup under a Democratic president. Plus: How a spat over shrubbery almost felled Credit Suisse’s CEO. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:21

Viewsroom: WeWork overhaul won’t be enough

9/26/2019
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Adam Neumann lost his CEO role and control of the shared-office provider after its valuation plummeted in preparation for a now-postponed IPO. But WeWork’s business model remains a problem. Plus: Thomas Cook’s collapse hits China’s Fosun. And: parsing financial climate pledges. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:12

Viewsroom: Not your mother’s oil shock

9/19/2019
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Saudi Arabia is quickly repairing the damage drones inflicted on its oil industry. But the fallout has implications for everything from security to U.S. shale drillers to climate change-driven alternative energy. Plus: Why are AB InBev and ESR restarting Hong Kong listing plans? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:49

Viewsroom: Nissan’s car-crash CEO

9/11/2019
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Hiroto Saikawa is stepping down amid controversy over his pay. It has implications for the company’s rocky Renault alliance, and by extension for the French carmaker’s recent attempt to merge with Fiat Chrysler. Plus, is activist Elliott Management going soft on AT&T? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:20

Viewsroom: How money really can grow on trees

9/5/2019
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Done right, reforestation can capture much of the carbon causing climate change. It would improve crop yields and water quality and lessen the power of floods and storms like Hurricane Dorian. There are good financial returns to reap, too. Plus: the Alibaba competitor to watch. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:45

Viewsroom: Brexit’s pro-rogue nation

8/29/2019
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prorogued parliament, cutting the time available for lawmakers to thwart a planned Oct. 31 EU departure. What does this mean for Brexit and the UK economy? Plus: we pick through the wreckage of China’s crashing automotive market. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:49

Viewsroom: How to read the recession runes

8/22/2019
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A U.S. downturn is near, judging by past early warning signals from yield curves to bank valuations. But fallout from the 2008 crisis has sapped them of some predictive power. Plus: what the exit of Cathay Pacific’s CEO says about Beijing’s response to the Hong Kong protests. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:53

Viewsroom: WeWork unfurls the red flags

8/15/2019
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The shared-office provider’s long-awaited IPO filing is packed with pointless life-affirming tropes. But it also details a host of conflicts of interest and other risks that should send investors running. Plus: India’s powerhouse Reliance is building a war chest for dominance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:14:37

Viewsroom: Vicious trade cycle traps U.S., China

8/8/2019
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The White House’s decision to brand Beijing a currency manipulator is the latest move in a conflict riven by miscommunication, unrealistic expectations and no obvious way out. Plus: Why the LSE is paying $27 bln for Refinitiv, and which of the data firm’s owners comes out on top. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:25

Viewsroom: Is Beyond Meat worth a bite?

8/1/2019
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The meatless-burger maker is the best-performing IPO of the year by far. Now insiders are selling stock early as the company deals with rising competition, regulations and even a potential pea shortage. Plus: Using wine goggles to look at Western firms’ joint ventures in China. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:45

Viewsroom: UK’s new PM looks for the exit

7/25/2019
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Boris Johnson helped persuade Britons to vote to leave the EU. London’s former mayor now leads the country – and may find his pledge to quit the European bloc hard to keep. Meanwhile, U.S. watchdogs are circling Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Facebook. Plus: Protests rock Hong Kong. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:29

Viewsroom: AB InBev’s stubborn financial beer gut

7/18/2019
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The $150 bln brewer of suds like Budweiser and Stella has scrapped its Asia unit’s Hong Kong float. CEO Carlos Brito now needs new ways to reduce the company’s debt. And as the second pulled IPO in weeks amid civil unrest, it puts the city’s financial hub under a spotlight. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:14:26

Viewsroom: Can India solve its water crisis?

7/11/2019
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Chennai, the country’s Motor City, has run dry. Another 20 metropolises could follow by next year. The personal and economic toll is mounting. Plugging leaks, better crop choices and proper pricing can help. Often, as water problems elsewhere show, that requires good governance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:16:14

Viewsroom: The great EU jobs carve-up

7/4/2019
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After much unedifying horse-trading, European leaders have finally agreed on who will head the commission, central bank and other top roles. That has implications for the bloc’s future. Plus: Why Africa’s growth figures make worrying reading for the continent’s democrats. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:16

Viewsroom: What makes companies proud of Pride?

6/27/2019
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Neither profit nor investor pressure explain U.S. firms lining up to mark 50 years of the LGBT-rights movement. They may simply be doing the right thing. But the nation still has a long way to go. Plus: how the UK prime minister race affects the Bank of England’s next boss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:45

Viewsroom: UBS gets lost in translation

6/20/2019
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A star economist at the Swiss bank sparked outrage on Chinese social media after his remarks about the country’s pigs were misconstrued. UBS’s decision to put him on leave seems overdone. And: Those weighing the benefit of a Facebook cryptocurrency must ask if “In Zuck we trust.” For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:33

Viewsroom: When dealmaking gets difficult

6/13/2019
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Raytheon and United Technologies’ planned $114 bln tie-up raises questions about strategy, cost cuts and executive overreach. It’s prompted their shares to tank and activist Bill Ackman to oppose it. And Fiat Chrysler and Renault’s mooted merger has crashed. Can they salvage it? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:39

Viewsroom: Hong Kong's scary extradition idea

6/5/2019
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The territory's government, under pressure from Beijing, is trying to ram through a rule change that would allow suspects to be transferred to mainland courts. Foreign executives have cause to be worried. Plus: Steve Bannon wants to ban Chinese IPOs from New York. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:23

Viewsroom: A new game of carmaker matchmaker

5/30/2019
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Fiat Chrysler spurned Peugeot by offering to merge with France’s Renault, which is itself joined to Nissan. How will the pairings play out, and what does it mean for the automotive sector? Plus: Why fossil-fuel giants like BP are painting themselves a pale shade of green. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:18