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Politics this week

Politics this week

Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, asked the queen to suspend Parliament soon after it returns on September 3rd. The move caught opposition parties, and many of Mr Johnson’s own Conservative MPs, off guard. The timing of the move, though perfectly legal, was designed to squeeze the already-tight timetable for MPs who want to block a no-deal Brexit. Parliament will …

Business this week

Business this week

America officially categorised China as a currency manipulator forthe first time in 25 years, after the yuan weakened past the psychologically significant mark of seven to the dollar, the lowest point for the Chinese currency since the financial crisis. The yuan trades narrowly in China around an exchange rate set by the central bank. It dismissed the …

Security · Companies must get ready for a riskier world

Security · Companies must get ready for a riskier world

Rethinking supply chains in an era of cyber-attacks and protectionism MULTINATIONAL FIRMS have come a long way in the decades since the emergence of supply-chain management. A sclerotic and retrospective set of disjointed processes has formalised into a proper discipline. Decisions based on gut instincts and relationships are increasingly made using data. As a result, supply …

Chaebol in the dock · South Korea’s left-wing president loses his zeal to humble big business

Chaebol in the dock · South Korea’s left-wing president loses his zeal to humble big business

But lawsuits from American hedge funds are putting him on the spot MOON JAE-IN could not have been clearer. In his inaugural address as South Korea’s president, in 2017, he promised “the cozy relationship between political and business circles will completely disappear.” He would force powerful conglomerates, known as chaebol, to reform and “boldly break from the …

Circuit breaker Big tech and the trade war

Circuit breaker Big tech and the trade war

As the fight spreads, it is becoming a danger to investors, consumers and American interests WHEN TRADE talks between America and China fell apart on May 10th, the effect on financial markets was muted. Most firms and investors are betting on a long struggle between the superpowers but not a sudden crisis or a financial panic. …