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The Death of Cash: How Technology Killed the King

Cash is dying, long live the card. The digital revolution may have claimed its latest victim in physical money. But how will this reshape the world we live in?

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Brexit in Sight: Can Boris Get His Deal Approved?

With a new exit deal agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union, we explore Boris Johnson's last remaining obstacle - his own parliament. A vote in the House of Commons will take place tomorrow.

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How Political Prisoners Sparked Riots in Spain

9 political leaders jailed, mass demonstrations leading to riots on the streets of Barcelona and no sign of a resolution, it's safe to say Spain is in turmoil.

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How London's Air Pollution Is Killing Thousands

London has some of the worst air quality in Europe, on some day's particle levels are even worse than the likes of Beijing. Is this pollution now killing people?

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Will We See an ISIS Revival as the US Withdraws?

Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria, abandons a key ally and leaves the region in an extremely vulnerable position, could ISIS be the major beneficiary?

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Is Flight Shaming Changing the Aviation Industry?

Flying could be about to change forever. As climate awareness gathers speed, airlines are under increased public pressure to act. This is already taking its toll.

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Why Are 49,000 General Motors Workers Striking?

Striking workers are going without paycheques while their walkout is costing GM $50m a day. Which side will win out in America's biggest walkout since 1982?

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How Human Psychology Causes Recessions

We all fear them and want to avoid them, yet, we are all collectively responsible for causing them. So, how do each of us contribute to economic downturns?

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Trump Impeachment Inquiry - Who Will Win?

Many have gotten the impeachment inquiry they have long demanded. But, will they now get the result they want? Or, will Trump survive and emerge stronger?

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Can Uber Become the 'Amazon of Transport'?

When you think of Uber you think of ride-hailing, but could this be about to change? The company is diversifying in an effort to become the new face of transport.

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How Political Prisoners Sparked Riots in Spain

9 political leaders jailed, mass demonstrations leading to riots on the streets of Barcelona and no sign of a resolution, it's safe to say Spain is in turmoil.

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Brexit in Sight: Can Boris Get His Deal Approved?

With a new exit deal agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union, we explore Boris Johnson's last remaining obstacle - his own parliament. A vote in the House of Commons will take place tomorrow.

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How London's Air Pollution Is Killing Thousands

London has some of the worst air quality in Europe, on some day's particle levels are even worse than the likes of Beijing. Is this pollution now killing people?

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The Death of Cash: How Technology Killed the King

Cash is dying, long live the card. The digital revolution may have claimed its latest victim in physical money. But how will this reshape the world we live in?

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Can the EU Become a Global Superpower?

If the rise of Trump and China has shown us anything, it's that multilateralism is on its knees. Is it time for the EU to assert itself as a geopolitical force?

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Is Flight Shaming Changing the Aviation Industry?

Flying could be about to change forever. As climate awareness gathers speed, airlines are under increased public pressure to act. This is already taking its toll.

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NBA Backlash: The Hazards of Doing Business in China

China's economic system already ensures it's not an easy place for foreign companies to do business, but recent controversy has shown it's not the only concern.

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Are Oil Companies Responding to Climate Change?

Big oil may be public enemy number 1 in the eye of climate protesters, but are they finally starting to act in the face of increased public pressure?

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The World Economy’s Odd New Rules | The Economist

This is an Economist Special Report | A key economic rule linking unemployment to inflation has been broken. Have central bankers failed to keep up?

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Can Vietnam Overtake China in Manufacturing?

Not long-ago Vietnam was destroyed by a brutal war with the US, but now, the US trade war with China may be handing the country a golden opportunity.

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Oyo: The Biggest Hotel Chain You Have Never Heard Of

As the second-largest hotel chain in the world, little-known Oyo is a major player. Having conquered much of Asia, can it now win over the US market?

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Where Does Budget 2020 Leave Ireland?

The Irish government has presented a budget to prepare the country for Brexit. But does it go far enough and how will it affect the country?

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Will We See an ISIS Revival as the US Withdraws?

Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria, abandons a key ally and leaves the region in an extremely vulnerable position, could ISIS be the major beneficiary?

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Is Car Financing a Bubble That Is About to Burst?

Could the 2008 crash be repeating itself, but this time in the car industry? There are growing concerns around the dangers of car financing in both the UK and US.

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Can Uber Become the 'Amazon of Transport'?

When you think of Uber you think of ride-hailing, but could this be about to change? The company is diversifying in an effort to become the new face of transport.

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Why Are 49,000 General Motors Workers Striking?

Striking workers are going without paycheques while their walkout is costing GM $50m a day. Which side will win out in America's biggest walkout since 1982?

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Why Are the US and EU Fighting an Aviation War?

The biggest case in WTO history may be about to set allies against each other, as Airbus and the EU faceoff against Boeing and the US for dominance of the skies.

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Jamal Khashoggi: We Should Not Forget What Happened

On October 2nd 2018, a journalist critical of the Saudi Kingdom walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Hours later, his body was carried out in multiple body bags.

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What Went Wrong for 2019's Tech IPOs?

2019 was supposed to be the year we saw the companies of the future go public, instead, it has turned into the year of the flopped IPO.

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Could a Cocoa Cartel Help Eliminate Poverty?

A cartel for chocolate is a novel idea, but could it be the answer to lifting millions out of poverty? Ghana and Ivory Coast certainly think so.

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Should You Have a Right to Be Forgotten?

Most of us have things online that we would like to erase, but should websites like Google be forced to take this content down? Even if it relates to criminal activity?

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How Credit Suisse's Street Brawl Became Very Public

Wealth managers like to keep low profiles. So, when a car chase resulting in a public brawl on the streets of Zurich is reported to involve them, questions arise.

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Will Airbnb Be the Victim of Its Own Success?

Airbnb has won the admiration of millions. In doing so it has however earned the scorn of city governments. Will this result in it losing investors?

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Is Openness Worth the Risk for the Chinese Markets?

China has one of the most closed financial systems in the world. Opening it up brings risk. But, is now the right time for the global superpower to do this?

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Danske Bank's Role In a €200bn Laundering Fraud

What does €200bn of Soviet money, Danske Bank and Estonia have in common? They all played a part in what may prove to be the world's biggest banking scandals.

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How WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Blew a $47bn Valuation

Adam Neumann was the CEO that promised everything and having delivered a $47bn valuation, he was undoubtedly on course. But may it have been too good to be true?

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Trump Impeachment Inquiry - Who Will Win?

Many have gotten the impeachment inquiry they have long demanded. But, will they now get the result they want? Or, will Trump survive and emerge stronger?

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Future of Fintech | Financial Times

This is a Financial Times Special Report | Finance is well on the path to going digital. But, what exact impact will Fintech have on the wider industry?

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Can a Northern Ireland Only Backstop Save Boris?

The UK and EU are running out of both time and options, to save their Brexit deal from disaster. Could an effective border in the Irish sea break the deadlock?

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How Human Psychology Causes Recessions

We all fear them and want to avoid them, yet, we are all collectively responsible for causing them. So, how do each of us contribute to economic downturns?

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Can Rent Controls Help Fix the Housing Market?

As rents soar, people are struggling to pay for accommodation. Is the solution a legal cap on what landlords can charge? Or is this the cause of the next crisis?

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Can EQT Change Private Equity's Poor IPO Record?

The public markets haven't been kind to private equity (or, PE) lately. But could a Swedish firm better its US counterparts and bump the disappointing IPO trend?

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Are Companies Actually Responding to Climate Change?

Increased climate awareness is forcing big business to change. But, are they simply pandering to their audience's demands or is climate action a genuine concern?

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Is 'The Athletic' the Saviour of Sports Journalism?

The Athletic is taking the sports media industry by storm, with $90m in funding and over 600,000 subscribers. But can they save an industry in historic decline?

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How the War on Plastic Straws Is Affecting Business

The recent rise in environmental awareness may have claimed its first victim - plastic straws. Businesses are now feeling the pressure to act.

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How Juul became the King of Vaping

Smoking is famous for its horrible side effects, but two master’s students from Stanford managed to spawn a $38bn company from their addiction.

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How to Grow the Game: Rugby World Cup 2019

During the 2015 World Cup, Japan earned a reputation for causing on-field upsets. As hosts in 2019, they will want to avoid a similar reputation off the pitch.

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What Is Causing the Vaping Deaths?

A crisis has emerged within the vaping industry. 6 deaths and over 380 cases of illness are being investigated, but no one is quite sure what the cause is?