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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: Siege of the Capitol, Where’s Jack Ma?

    Viewsroom: Siege of the Capitol, Where’s Jack Ma?

    The violent occupation of Congress by protesters contesting Donald Trump’s loss of the presidency puts America’s financial safe-haven status to a major test, John Foley tells Rob Cox. And Pete Sweeney weighs in from Hong Kong on the mystery of the Alibaba founder’s whereabouts.
     
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    • 19 min
    Viewsroom: Predictions and prescriptions (Part 2)

    Viewsroom: Predictions and prescriptions (Part 2)

    A Joe Biden-Xi Jinping reset will be unsatisfying; China’s economic revival will frustrate critics; Southeast Asia will be the next tech hot spot; HSBC will retreat from America; and Hong Kong’s exchange will rethink deals. Pete Sweeney, Jennifer Hughes and Robyn Mak discuss.
     
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    • 22 min
    Viewsroom: Predictions and prescriptions (Part 1)

    Viewsroom: Predictions and prescriptions (Part 1)

    Governments will become activist investors; U.S. airlines will merge; data centres will be the new ESG target; energy giants to consider renewable spinoffs; Tesla will buy Daimler; European soccer gets more American and more. Rob Cox, Peter Thal Larsen and Lauren Silva weigh in.
     
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    • 24 min
    Viewsroom: Bank dividends and Chinese rentals

    Viewsroom: Bank dividends and Chinese rentals

    European regulators’ cautious lifting of a ban on bank dividends leaves investors in limbo, plus details of an unusually bold growth strategy from Credit Suisse. And the collapse of China’s WeWork-like apartment rental middlemen has left many young tenants homeless and in debt.
     
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    • 25 min
    Viewsroom: Davos in Singapore, Bob Dylan sells out

    Viewsroom: Davos in Singapore, Bob Dylan sells out

    The World Economic Forum’s decision to hold its annual chinwag in Southeast Asia instead of Switzerland this coming spring isn’t as simple as it sounds, Davos vets Peter Thal Larsen and Una Galani tell Rob Cox. Meantime, Anna Szymanski breaks down the folk bard’s catalogue deal. 
     
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    • 22 min
    Viewsroom: Biden’s money team, Bank boss shuffle

    Viewsroom: Biden’s money team, Bank boss shuffle

    The American president-elect has put forward a diverse and competent team of people to oversee economic policy, including Janet Yellen at Treasury. Across the pond, European banks engage in a bit of CEO and chairman musical chairs. Breakingviews columnists dig in with Rob Cox.
     
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    • 30 min

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