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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.

    Viewsroom: Private equity gets funky, HK hiring

    Viewsroom: Private equity gets funky, HK hiring

    Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle and other firms are flipping the leveraged buyout playbook with deals that, while less dependent on debt, don’t always add up for their backers. Meanwhile, investment banking is fast becoming the fragrant harbor’s monoculture. Our columnists discuss.
     
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    • 24 min
    Viewsroom: Vaccine carrots and sticks, plus donuts

    Viewsroom: Vaccine carrots and sticks, plus donuts

    Governments and companies are dangling incentives for people to get jabbed against Covid-19. But it will take more than free weed, lottery tickets and beer to reach herd immunity, Jeff Goldfarb explains. And Dasha Afanasieva says take the pastries, leave the Krispy Kreme shares.
     
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    • 17 min
    Viewsroom: Big Oil’s global blow

    Viewsroom: Big Oil’s global blow

    A small activist fund upended Exxon Mobil’s board while Shell was dealt a setback in a Dutch courtroom. At the same time, Chevron shareholders backed a proposal to cut more emissions. The interests of both stakeholders and shareholders are rapidly aligning in fossil fuels.
     
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    Viewsroom: AT&T’s second breakup, Asian super-apps

    Viewsroom: AT&T’s second breakup, Asian super-apps

    The telephone company’s deal with Discovery, the reversal of a failed strategy to become a media juggernaut, opens a window into streaming warfare; and the creation of Southeast Asia do-everything internet group GoTo is a prelude of more to come. Plus, no Davos in Singapore. 
     
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    • 22 min
    Viewsroom: China’s baby bust, European SPAC boom

    Viewsroom: China’s baby bust, European SPAC boom

    China’s census data showed the population grew just 0.53% every year in the decade to 2020, with fertility rates dropping to Japanese levels. That’s bad news for growth. And European rainmakers like Claudio Costamagna and Ian Osborne offer market-friendlier blank-check deals.
     
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    • 17 min
    Viewsroom: Detailing the artistry of the SPAC

    Viewsroom: Detailing the artistry of the SPAC

    Though special purpose acquisition vehicles are nothing new, the recent boom in fundraising and dealmaking has provided fertile hunting grounds for Breakingviews columnists. Lauren Silva Laughlin and Richard Beales walk through their new compilation “The Art of the SPAC.”
     
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