China’s debt-for-equity swaps are a mess

Delaying the inevitable simply means more pain at a later date

Sovereign risk system needs reforming

At the European finance ministers meeting the Dutch proposed more realistic risk weights

Mental illness taboos need challenging

One public recovery may help the top tier of business become more accepting of the issues

Apple needs more hardware hits

Better iPhone sales will not be enough to shift Wall Street views

Crossed lines on telecoms consolidation

Logic of ‘market repair’ comes up against the antitrust argument

Making a late bid to make it in India

Country belatedly realises it needs manufacturing to provide jobs

Goldman’s retail move follows the money

It is not going soft on greed by offering best savings account

Serving two masters cripples regulation

Time to remove the smoke and mirrors obscuring the real relationship between government and industry

Digital news start-ups switch on to TV

Fast-moving media groups focus on a 20th century medium

Italy’s bank woes threaten its neighbours

The lack of any long-term solution means the problem has not gone away

No easy way as banks court Asia’s wealthy

Wealth managers grapple with how to establish profitable relationships with Asia’s multimillionaires

Bank bondholders need shareholder rights

New equity-like risks in coco bonds should be recognised, writes Patrick Jenkins

Why banks do not want to think about death

Watchdogs should not expect living wills to somehow make institutions more capable of failure

Tech groups call the shots in media world

Disrupters innovate at a scale that most others can only dream of

Poland to decide on Swiss franc mortgages

Law and Justice’s decision on $42bn of loans could have far-reaching systemic consequences

Why does Jack Ma want to own a newspaper?

Buying South China Morning Post makes him a target

Caesars dispute puts law firms in spotlight

Examiner’s report raises questions about role of advisers

Lessons from Tesla sale of the century

Investors, not drivers, must foot the bill for electric car dream

Drive towards strong encryption will end

Many business models rely on capturing and extracting value from data

Corporate scandals tarnish Sweden’s image

Run of investigations and allegations comes during period of strong economic growth


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