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Business this week

Business this week

The Argentine government introduced emergency capital controls, restricting the amount of dollars that people and firms can buy. The measures are meant to stop money gushing out of the country amid a run on the peso, which has tumbled as investors fret that October’s presidential election will be won by a ticket that includes Cristina Fernández …

Opioids Inc in the dock | Johnson & Johnson, Purdue and other opioid-peddlers face a reckoning

Opioids Inc in the dock | Johnson & Johnson, Purdue and other opioid-peddlers face a reckoning

After a courtroom loss, companies accused of fuelling America’s opioid crisis rethink their legal strategy IN 2015 RICHARD SACKLER, from the billionaire family that controls Purdue Pharma, was deposed in a case related to his company’s alleged use—which it stoutly denies—of deceptive marketing to understate the addictive potential of OxyContin, its powerful opioid painkiller. The …

Bartleby | Running a company is a permanent juggling act

Bartleby | Running a company is a permanent juggling act

There is no magic formula for management success AIRPORT BOOKSHOPS teem with guides that promise to teach executives the secrets of success. Read this tome, follow this philosophy, change your habits and you, too, can be a management titan. As a moment’s reflection on business history demonstrates, there is no sure-fire route to glory. Instead, running …

Politics this week

Politics this week

In its most ominous warning yet to protesters in Hong Kong, China said the demonstrators were “playing with fire” and on “the verge of a very dangerous situation”. A day earlier a strike hit the city’s transport system and led to more than 200 flight cancellations. The protesters, who initially wanted an extradition bill to be …

Looking after baby · America is the only rich country without a law on paid leave for new parents

Looking after baby · America is the only rich country without a law on paid leave for new parents

Support for changing this is growing in both parties THE PRESIDENT’S Commission on the Status of Women was unequivocal in its recommendation: “Paid maternity leave or comparable insurance benefits should be provided for women workers.” That conclusion was reached in 1963, when John Kennedy was president, but America still has no federal policy in place to …

Earnings reprieve · Profits are down in America Inc

Earnings reprieve · Profits are down in America Inc

Is it time to worry? “IT’S NOT that bad,” remarked Jamie Dimon, boss of JP Morgan Chase, of the global economy on July 16th. But, Wall Street’s favourite banker had to concede, business sentiment “is a little bit worse”. Prospects for American companies have indeed dimmed. Analysts expect earnings of the biggest among them, which have …