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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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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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Viewsroom

Updated 2 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Viewsroom: The art of sweet deals; Trump on trade

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Hershey kisses off Mondelez’s $23 bln bid while media mogul John Malone manages his own sweetheart wrap of Lions Gate and Starz. Plus, presidential contender Donald Trump courts Bernie Sanders’ supporters and why Europe’s banks should be prepping for the U.S. stress test.

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Jul 01 2016

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Rank #2: Viewsroom: The lasting effects of Trump’s tariffs

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Washington and Beijing may yet find a way to end their escalating trade war soon. But for many businesses, the damage already inflicted will be hard to undo. Plus: CEO Mark Zuckerberg might not welcome more calls to break up Facebook, but shareholders could benefit.

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May 16 2019

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Rank #3: Viewsroom: Saudi Aramco’s path may lead to China

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That the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will join Riyadh in hosting the world’s largest IPO is one of Breakingviews’ 2018 predictions. We also explain the method to our fortune-telling and lay out why China will win the 5G standards race, and why Wall Street will learn to love bitcoin.

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Dec 21 2017

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Rank #4: Corporate America dumps CEO president

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Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments about white supremacists have lost him the support and advice of business leaders, leaving him increasingly isolated and ineffectual. Qatar’s stake in the LSE may prompt Saudi Aramco to shun the exchange for its IPO. Plus: M&A for the MAGA era. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #5: Trump may unite Congress – against him

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The U.S. runs out of money in a month and the president is attacking lawmakers in his own party. That could prompt Republicans and Democrats to work together to keep the lights on. Plus: Rupert Murdoch could be overpaying for Sky. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 01 2017

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Rank #6: Viewsroom: AT&T’s $85 bln deal runs into static

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The telecom firm’s acquisition of Time Warner, owner of CNN, may hit regulatory hurdles in D.C. President Trump’s caustic tweets against the news network look self-interested, but watchdogs could yet legitimately rethink norms of competition. Plus: GE searches for a way forward.

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Nov 17 2017

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Rank #7: German election all about runners-up

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats should win more votes than rivals. But they’ll need coalition partners to form a government. Choosing among them promises to be a nail-biter. Also: the Toys R Us bankruptcy won’t be a total loss for its private-equity owners. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 21 2017

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Rank #8: Fiat Chrysler’s painful choices

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Great Wall Motors wants to buy Jeep. That’d leave the Italian-American carmaker cash rich but devoid of profit in a fast-changing industry. Meanwhile, Uber tries to find a silver lining to the cloud its drivers are under. Plus: what makes China’s unicorns a different breed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 24 2017

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Rank #9: Viewsroom: China’s slowdown is not created equal

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People in the Middle Kingdom are buying fewer iPhones and cars, but Nike and others are chugging away nicely. Meanwhile, India’s struggling rural farmers are a force too big to ignore in this year’s general election. Plus: The Detroit auto show reflects the industry’s gloom.

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #10: Viewsroom: Mark Zuckerberg is stuck in 2006

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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.

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Oct 03 2019

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Rank #11: Viewsroom: How to read the recession runes

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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.

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #12: Viewsroom: Brexit’s pro-rogue nation

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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.

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Aug 28 2019

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Rank #13: Building the car for the future

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Ford boss Jim Hackett’s plan to catch up with rival GM on electric and self-driving vehicles starts with $14 bln of cost cuts. China may be in pole position as it considers banning gasoline cars entirely. But plenty of factors could delay mass adoption of new technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #14: President Xi Jinping’s moment

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The Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress kicks off this week. Delegates at the week-long confab will select new leaders, including for key financial and economic posts. But the spotlight will be on Xi and whether he can consolidate his power and extend his reign. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 17 2017

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Rank #15: Viewsroom: U.S. water crisis may evaporate wealth

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Overuse and climate change are sapping the Colorado river, source of a fifth of U.S. GDP and at least $1.3 trln of market value. The feds and basin states are struggling to adapt, but investors pay little heed. Plus, can India Prime Minister Modi’s budget help him win re-election?

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Feb 07 2019

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Rank #16: Viewsroom: Will millennials kill Silicon Valley?

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Young, tech-savvy adults say everything from high prices to climate change may prompt them to leave the San Francisco area. Other U.S. cities can benefit. Also: Why CEO Jack Dorsey should favor Square over Twitter. And what to expect from Indonesian President Widodo’s second term.

 

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Apr 25 2019

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Rank #17: Viewsroom: A Fox in the Mouse House

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Disney’s $66 bln deal for the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire is a reaction to the rapid rise of streaming-content providers like Netflix, and lets CEO Bob Iger delay retirement again. Elsewhere: the Democrats win in Alabama, and Chinese bike-sharing rides towards M&A.

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Dec 15 2017

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Rank #18: Viewsroom: General Motors strike runs on hot air

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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.

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Oct 10 2019

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Rank #19: Viewsroom: Down Under’s upheaval

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Falling house prices and slowing Chinese growth are putting Australia’s record of almost 28 years of economic expansion at risk. The banking industry got dinged after a gripping year-long investigation. And a change of government looks likely. Breakingviews dives into the issues.

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Feb 14 2019

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Rank #20: Trump tax overhaul will be a long slog

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The U.S. president and Republicans want to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 pct from 35 pct. After a blistering defeat over Obamacare, the prospects of significant reform are slim. Meanwhile, Equifax’s CEO slinks out of the building. Plus: Puerto Rico’s prayer for relief. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 28 2017

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