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Against the tide: Trumping globalization

Against the tide: Trumping globalization

The rise of populism in general, and Trumpism in particular, brings severe geopolitical and economic risks and could have a disastrous impact on growth and productivity.

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Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

If you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, one sure-fire winner is pensions, but it is the $25.2 trillion in pension assets that fuel global capital markets and there needs to be some serious thinking on how they will work in the future.

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Despite political shocks, the issuers of ‘safe’ government debt will continue to have the upper hand over the bond vigilantes, and the great financial repression will continue.

Macaskill on markets More Stories

Sideways: Trump’s tangled ties to Wall Street

Sideways: Trump’s tangled ties to Wall Street

Donald Trump vilified Wall Street during his presidential campaign in stump speeches and an advert that featured an image of Goldman Sachs CEO and chairman Lloyd Blankfein as a symbol of the “corrupt machine” that needed to be overthrown.

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Off message: Jousting, IMF-style

Off message: Jousting, IMF-style

The annual get-together in Washington is like the World Cup, Olympics and a royal wedding all rolled into one for the finance industry, writes John Anderson.

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Bitcoins you can grab

Bitcoins you can grab

Bobby Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of BTCC, the Shanghai-based bitcoin platform and second-largest bitcoin exchange in the world, certainly stole the show at London blockchain week, a series of conferences held in late January.

Gender inequality – Diversity: the alternative view

Gender inequality – Diversity: the alternative view

In a month that saw hundreds of thousands of women worldwide unite in disgust at the proposed policies of new US president Donald Trump, one Chinese investor has provided a shocking example of how pervasive a problem gender inequality still is in the financial markets.

Which bank of the future are you?

Which bank of the future are you?

BNP Paribas said on Tuesday it wanted to be the ‘bank of the future’; it probably won’t be the last to do so, but it is certainly very far from being the first.

ANZ's ATM ace beaten

ANZ's ATM ace beaten

The bank's branding seemed a safe bet before Djokovic was given the tennis elbow by a little-known Uzbek.

Goldman Sachs: Gary Cohn has left the building

Goldman Sachs: Gary Cohn has left the building

Gary Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs, was poised to join president-elect Trump’s new administration at the end of last year, having been appointed director of the National Economic Council.