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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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    • 4.7, 25 Ratings

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: Not the same as it ever was

    Viewsroom: Not the same as it ever was

    After the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, will we still shake hands, ride elevators, go to sports matches and go on dates? Will taxes surge to pay for massive government budget deficits? Breakingviews editors chew over some highlights from their new e-book on what will change.
     
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    • 18 min
    Viewsroom: Hong Kong crunch

    Viewsroom: Hong Kong crunch

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Asian financial hub no longer autonomous from China, days after Beijing unveiled plans to ban sedition and subversion there. Breakingviews columnists in the city untangle what it means amid the trade war, pandemic and protests.  
     
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    • 15 min
    Viewsroom: Reopening after the pandemic

    Viewsroom: Reopening after the pandemic

    Major economies like Italy and Switzerland are attempting to return to normal, but with notable differences, as columnists in both countries discuss. And Sharon Lam in Hong Kong talks about the future of leisure and business travel with Global Editor Rob Cox. 
     
     
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    • 28 min
    Viewsroom: Cashing out of BlackRock

    Viewsroom: Cashing out of BlackRock

    Boss Larry Fink has lost his biggest shareholder, and former owner as U.S. bank PNC sells its 22% stake in the world’s largest money manager. But the exit could be beneficial for both firms. Plus: Sweden’s Covid-19 plan will be hard to replicate. And: online dating in a pandemic.
     
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    • 33 min
    Viewsroom: Mega-mega mergers

    Viewsroom: Mega-mega mergers

    The Great Lockdown will inevitably encourage governments to foster the creation of ever-larger “national champions” through corporate consolidation. Rob Cox, Edward Chancellor and Lauren Silva Laughlin discuss possible combos – and why this would be a bad outcome for capitalism.
     
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    • 28 min
    Viewsroom: Big trouble ahead

    Viewsroom: Big trouble ahead

    Breakingviews columnist and founder Hugo Dixon discusses his column with Rob Cox on how taxpayer-funded bailouts are likely to encourage excessive risk-taking in the future and provoke new populist backlashes when the bills need to be paid. Also, where’s Kim Jong Un?
     
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    • 35 min

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