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Do smart-beta investment funds work?

IN THE world of investing, everyone is always looking for a better mousetrap—a way to beat the market. One approach that is increasingly popular is to select shares...

The elderly, cognitive decline and banking

No cheques and balances “THE older the wiser” may ring true for much of life, but not for our ability to handle money. Studies suggest...

Dark tourism spooks its way into the mainstream

ONE recent morning in Salem in the state of Massachusetts, a witch ran out of wands. Teri Kalgren, the owner of Artemisia Botanicals, an apothecary and magic shop,...

Inflation is on the way back in the rich world, and that is good...

IT WAS telling that Germany, a country with a phobia of rising prices, in the first week of 2017 reported a jump in inflation....

Luxury-goods companies are belatedly trying to go digital

IT TAKES at least a month to wash, comb, spin and otherwise prepare fine mohair to become cloth that is stitched into suits by Ermenegildo Zegna, a 107-year-old...

If you build it…: The infrastructure dilemma; castles in the air or bridges to...

IF THERE is a consensus at the moment, it must be that infrastructure spending is a good thing. It employs workers, improves economic efficiency and, at...

Africa’s informal economy is receding faster than Latin America’s

COMMON to all men, according to Adam Smith, is “the propensity to truck, barter and exchange”. Less common is a willingness to report all of this enterprise to...

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China giveth, and China taketh away. Across Asia, the world's second-largest economy has financed infrastructure projects as part of its massive, so-called Belt and...