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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: China’s latest viral threat

    Viewsroom: China’s latest viral threat

    The outbreak of a contagious disease before the Lunar New Year holiday evokes memories of SARS’ human and economic toll in 2003. Beijing’s swift reaction this time, imposing travel bans on five cities as 18 died, is encouraging. Plus: the cost of the UK royal family’s new schism. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 19 min
    Viewsroom: Carlos Ghosn’s great escape

    Viewsroom: Carlos Ghosn’s great escape

    The international car boss who fled Japanese authorities is now lambasting Nissan and suing Renault for money due. Breakingviews columnists discuss why the latest twists overshadow the fraying global alliance of three automakers. Also, why China’s Geely wants Aston Martin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min
    Viewsroom: Hong Kong’s uncertain 2020

    Viewsroom: Hong Kong’s uncertain 2020

    Political unrest continues to roil the financial hub. For investors, though, it’s mostly business as usual as markets take protests in their stride. As Beijing replaces its top representative in the city, and makes other changes, that uneasy balance may be hard to sustain.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    Viewsroom: Green M&A in 2020

    Viewsroom: Green M&A in 2020

    CEOs increasingly talk a good game on climate change, but the financial implications of global warming have played a small role in dealmaking so far. That will change in the year ahead. Also: why the video-game industry should be bracing for a political backlash. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 22 min
    Viewsroom: Jack Dorsey’s heroic year ahead

    Viewsroom: Jack Dorsey’s heroic year ahead

    From banning political ads to developing cryptocurrency plans, the CEO of Twitter and Square has been politically more astute than rivals like Facebook. That sets him up for a good 2020. Also: the different ways that shareholders, the Fed and M&A bankers will tackle climate risk. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min
    Viewsroom: U.S. politicians call a truce for trade

    Viewsroom: U.S. politicians call a truce for trade

    House democrats are backing Trump’s deal with Canada and Mexico even as they charge the president with impeachment. A looming deadline heaping more tariffs on Chinese imports could be kicked down the road, too. The chances of bipartisan support elsewhere, though, are slim. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min

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