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The Price of the Calm After the Storm

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:26:28 EDT
Markets are calm this August. Policy makers have ensured that, but distortions are rife.

Vivendi: Why Empire Building Is No Strategy

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:24:56 EDT
French media group Vivendi is benefiting from the growth of music streaming, but investments in struggling Italian companies are puzzling.

China's Private Investment Crash May Be Mirage, but Pain Is Still Real

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:25:43 EDT
China’s drop in private investment may look worse than it is because of the distorting effects of last year’s stock market bailout.

Why the Math Doesn't Work for Today's Market

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:25:22 EDT
With interest rates low and stock valuations distorted, how much cash companies give back to investors is more crucial than ever.

Yellen Cries Wolf

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:36:28 EDT
The Fed chairwoman tries to convince the market that a rate rise is coming, but investors aren’t listening.

Why Rackspace Is Taking Its Cloud Act Offstage

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:34 EDT
The $32-a-share price Rackspace has scored in a go-private deal with Apollo might look like a letdown, but moving out of the spotlight has its advantages.

Why Citron Case Leaves Hong Kong Investors Squeezed

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:04:28 EDT
Hong Kong’s legal action against a short seller’s research will have a chilling effect for independent analysis, left and right.

Why Craft Brewing Slowdown Won't Benefit Big Beer

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:40:30 EDT
The upscale drift of beverage markets in the developed world cuts the wrong way for big U.S. brewers.