Best of Lex: a new world

Markets are breaking new ground, for better or worse

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Letter from Lex: A little good cheer

Some nice things to say this week, surprisingly

China’s bourses: tear it up

Stock markets experience a huge pick up in activity

Budget airlines: load up

Cheap fuel is good. Capital discipline is better

Microsoft: joke’s over

Rally reflects big improvements in tech group’s business

Schlumberger: fleet weak

The outlook for oilfield services may not be so gloomy

Cigarettes: smoke ’em if you got ’em

An indoor smoking ban in Beijing would send a bad signal

US cars: get off the road

Americans love their cars, carmakers are less attractive

Canadian banks: sweet as syrup

Canucks have long outsmarted their neighbours, but it may be time to head south