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Who guards the guards?: The problem that links business, finance and politics

THE problem is as old as mankind. The Roman author Juvenal encapsulated it into a phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes" or "Who guards the guards themselves?"...

Pay as you go: President Trump’s infrastructure plans probably involve more tolls

FOR business travellers trying to work out what the Donald Trump era will mean for them, one of president’s central campaign promises seemed to bode well:...

Warren Buffett extends his dominance of retroactive reinsurance

IT IS a niche market, but a big one, and it is increasingly dominated by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. On January 20th its reinsurance subsidiary, National Indemnity Company...

Logistics companies fear the return of hard borders

DURING the day, Leipzig’s airport is quiet. It is at night that the airfield comes to life. Next to the runway a yellow warehouse serves as the global...

Doors to cross-check, stun guns at the ready: Korean Air admits to tasering unruly...

CABIN crew on Korean Air flights have used electric stun guns to pacify flyers on five occasions, according to an investigation by the BBC. The report...

Taxing the poor: Making protectionism unpopular again

BACK in 1906, an insurgent politician called Joseph Chamberlain (once known as Radical Joe, he had switched to the Conservatives over home rule for Ireland) lured...

China’s currency upsets forecasts by beginning the new year stronger

THE omens for the Chinese yuan seemed bad heading into 2017. The capital account looked as porous as ever, making a mockery of the...

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Shell’s Downstream Stars as Earnings Beat Expectations

Europe's largest oil company by value Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B) on Thursday, July 27, posted earnings of $3.6 billion, beating analyst...

Whisky could be just as sound an investment opportunity as gold

Whisky might not be the most conventional buying opportunity – but for this investor, it's a commodity worth investing in. ...