Globalisation rescues castles in the sky

The commercial property market in the developed world refuses to wilt, says John Plender

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The engineer in charge of the loading operation supervises the process in which the coal gets watered and flattened before transport to the port at the Cerrejon coal mine complex near the village of Albania, Colombia, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. By maintaining sales volumes, miners are banking on being the first to benefit from a revival in demand, according to Howard Gatiss, chief executive officer of Coal Marketing Co., the sole marketer of coal from Colombia's Cerrejon complex, the nation's largest producer. Photographer: Mariana Greif Etchebehere/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Asset managers operating in the country will have to provide a ‘sustainability overview’
Skyscrapers including Tower 42, the Heron Tower, the Leadenhall building, also known as the "Cheesegrater," 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the "Walkie-Talkie," and the Shard, stand surrounded by commercial office buildings in this aerial photograph looking east along the River Thames towards Canary Wharf from the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The pound approached a two-year high versus the dollar after Bank of England policy maker Andrew Bailey said the central bank may take steps to prevent U.K. house prices from rising too quickly. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
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Nightmare of Mario Draghi’s crowded trade

It could all go horribly wrong for European equities, says David Oakley

A union card for control of the economy

The macroeconomic model used by central banks does not work, says John Dizard

Key questions in struggle for growth

Emerging economies and market corrections test core assumptions, says Stephanie Flanders

Water pipes

Drip of rules exposes financial pipework

Something is wrong with the plumbing of the world’s markets, says James Mackintosh


Fed seems to specialise in nasty surprises

US central bank continues to confound expectations about raising interest rates, says Katie Martin

You must save yourself from systemic risk

Nobody from Washington is going to help you in a financial crisis, warns John Dizard

Searching for secular stagnation’s cure

Alan Howard and Jason Cummins on negative rates

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Fund company bosses disappear one by one

Madison Marriage wonders if this is the beginning of a purge of asset management chief executives

Mechanic during maintenance of the technical system in a factory in the 19th century. Wood engraving from the Illustrated Journal of Sundy Reading "The Day of Rest". Published by Henry S. King & Co., London. Year 1873, from January to December.

Shareholder short-termism is damaging

We are trapped in a flawed capital-market culture, says John Plender


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