Finance

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This Is Not Your Father's Stock Market

6 ways that global investing is breaking the rules.

Daniel Altman |

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Exclusive: U.S. Firms Raced to Get Government-Backed Financing Before the Money Disappeared

With the Export-Import Bank on the chopping block, American companies tried to get requests in under the wire.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Cold Comfort

Russia's central bank tries, but fails, to halt falling ruble.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

West Africa's Financial Immune Deficiency

Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.

Rick Rowden |

Report

Why Was the NSA Chief Playing the Market?

Newly released documents show the NSA chief was investing his money in commodities so obscure that most financial pros stay away.

Shane Harris |

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When the Petrodollars Run Out

Oil and gas prices are falling through the floor. And some countries are woefully unprepared for the drop.

Daniel Altman |

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Drugs, Cash, Luxury Goods, and Maternity Wear

How the drug cartels tried to end-run the cops and got caught in maternity dresses.

Jamila Trindle |

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The Case Against Qatar

The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Argument

The Emerging Market Stress Test

The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.

Nicholas Spiro |

Report

Corrupt Ukrainian Politicians Have a Taste for Mansions

A Ukrainian leader on the run, his mansion, and a 15-year-old corruption case.

Jamila Trindle |

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Preventing the Next Argentina

Efforts to fix the global debt system grind on with no quick fix.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Ukraine Can't Afford the IMF's 'Shock Therapy'

Economic austerity ruined post-Soviet countries in the 1990s. Why are the same policies being forced on Ukraine today?

Josh Cohen |

Report

Beware the Bear

While the West stands ready to sanction Moscow, many are more worried about what Putin has up his sleeve.

Keith Johnson |

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The West's Tricky Economic War With Russia

What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care?

Jamila Trindle |

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Argentine Default Bad Test Case for Sovereign Debt Negotiations

Messy bondholder fight could complicate future defaults.

Jamila Trindle |

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Developing Nations Anxiously Watch Fed at Jackson Hole

Central bankers fueled an emerging-market credit boom that could deflate when they change course.

Jamila Trindle |

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Meet the Russia Bulls

Where some investors see escalating risks, others see bargains.

Jamila Trindle |

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5 Things to Know About the Global Economy Right Now

Why Japan is a wildcard, the Eurozone's in trouble, and the BRICS are a bust.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Your Dollar, Our Problem

Why emerging markets are going to hate Janet Yellen.

Kevin P. Gallagher |

Argument

A Short History of Vultures

Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.

Saskia Sassen |

Argument

Of Course Argentina Defaulted

And you would have done the same thing too, if you had been in their shoes.

Shannon O'Neil |

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Argentina Lets Default Clock Run Out

But even a default won't stop this soap opera.

Jamila Trindle |

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Europe Treads Cautious Path in Confronting Russia

EU leaders expand sanctions options but hold off targeting industries.

Jamila Trindle |

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Swimming in Money

Income inequality matters less than wealth inequality, so why is everyone still talking about taxing your salary?

Daniel Altman |

Report

Gap Gambles on Myanmar

The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?

Jamila Trindle |

Report

France Latest Country Seeking Alternative to Almighty Dollar

Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.

Jamila Trindle |

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Record Fine for French Bank

U.S. uses dollar power to penalize BNP Paribas for violating sanctions.

Jamila Trindle |

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Get Ready for the Perma-Slump

Sorry to be a downer, but the American economy’s best days are behind it. (And China’s are too.)

Daniel Altman |

Report

Afghanistan Escapes Blacklist

Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.

Jamila Trindle |