Bridgewater is troubled over transparency

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Dalio’s method of running his hedge fund seems weird, which reflects badly on dishonesty elsewhere

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Regulators fail to block fraudulent ads

The usual suspects in banking would be thrilled to be treated as leniently as those in marketing

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Alphabet and Apple spell global tax war

A fiscal system formed under the League of Nations in 1928 is about to fracture and fall apart

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Tech start-ups need to grow faster

Clusters of enterprises abound but too few expand enough to become the next Facebook

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Food and beer makers on a dangerous diet

It would be odd to abandon the hope of creating premium products

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The stateless company plays a risky game

Fly-by-night businesses that choose the most convenient home for tax will provoke a backlash

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Scrooge’s activist letter to Santa Claus

Jingle bells, rides in one-horse open sleighs, eggnog cocktails: Oh, what fun you have with my money

The mogul’s guide to being a press baron

Jack Ma of Alibaba should take a lesson in being a news publisher from Jeff Bezos, his Amazon rival

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Beijing’s smog is a symptom of corruption

China can no longer ignore the fact that citizens wear face masks to avoid inhaling poisonous dust

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Zuckerberg’s babies should be unbundled

Solving the social problems of a generation is a different order of challenge to managing Facebook

Big Pharma is addicted to an illusion

Paying high prices for proven drugs and taking a hit to the balance sheet does not avoid the bill

Economies are hard for Isis to destroy

Terrorism has its own logic. It fosters fear far in excess of the danger that it presents

India makes noodles out of Modi’s message

Nestlé did not do very much wrong, and certainly not enough to deserve an abrupt fall in sales

Do not let the spies weaken encryption

The internet’s biggest privacy problem is not that there is too much security, but too little

The financial tide has turned for Valeant

As the company has recently found, investors’ perceptions can change fast in this environment

Europe’s banks face a difficult global retreat

The simplest way to increase profits in a shrinking market is to cut costs

Germany has to show that its energy is clean

Country is on a path to achieving the hard task in renewables while flunking the simple one in coal

JPMorgan trains the world’s bankers

The universal bank does for financial services what General Electric did for manufacturing

Resistance to fast fashion is futile

The US is full of format innovation, yet it missed the most important innovation of the past decade

Publishers are in peril from annoying ads

Sale of Business Insider shows the challenge facing anyone that relies on digital advertising


John Gapper John Gapper is associate editor and chief business commentator of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, appearing on Thursdays on the Comment page, about business trends and strategy. He also contributes leaders and other articles.

He has worked for the FT since 1987, covering labour relations, banking and the media. In 1991-92, he was a Harkness fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of New York, and studied US education and training at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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