Property, periodTHE tsunami of 2011 left gaping holes reminiscent of war zones in the landscape along the coast of Tohuku, in the north-east of Honshu,… Continue reading A startling amount of land in Japan has no official owner
ON THE morning of December 7th 1941, George Elliott Junior noticed “the largest blip” he had ever seen on a radar near America’s naval base… Continue reading Do credit booms foretell emerging-market crises?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has not yet started a global trade war. But he has started a frenzy of special pleading and spluttered threats. In the… Continue reading A lose-lose trade war looms between America and China
BITCOIN, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Cardano: the infant world of cryptocurrencies is already mind-bogglingly crowded. Amid the cacophony of blockchain-based would-be substitutes for official currencies, central… Continue reading A primer on blockchain-based versions of central-bank money
The mood right now is more buoyant. Bankers and lawyers who usually chat with journalists in their offices are on the road…Continue reading Powered by… Continue reading America’s public markets are perking up. Can it last?
THE past decade has been tough for conventional “active” fund managers, who try to pick stocks that beat the market. They have been losing business… Continue reading Active fund managers hold fewer and fewer stocks
IN THE run-up to the presidential election of 2016, investors were nervous about Donald Trump. They liked his tax-cutting, anti-regulation promises, but fretted about his… Continue reading Markets fret about America’s turn toward protectionism
AS COMPUTING power has grown, it has become easier to uncover information hidden inside datasets that seem totally unconnected. Some recent studies have used this… Continue reading Mining data on cab rides to show how business information flows
MOST banks gush about digital technology, fearing all the while that some born-digital usurper, large or small, will do to them what Amazon has done… Continue reading How digitisation is paying for DBS