New investments in infrastructure by private asset managers are changing the way the world finances its cities, power systems, and transportation links.
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- The case for consolidation in U.S. retail and commercial banking.
- How incumbent banks can respond to the startups and other firms disrupting their industry.
- Winners, losers, and strategies in the new world economic order.
- A new book describes how waves of shareholder activism have been altering the corporate landscape for nearly a century.
- The next generation of cybersecurity prevents attacks by monitoring online behavior — of intruders, customers, and everyone else. See also “How to Use Cybersecurity to Gain a Competitive Advantage.”
- The era of unbridled growth for emerging markets may be over, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities are gone.
- As they look to enhance digital capabilities through mergers and acquisitions, traditional companies have to heed a new set of dating rules.
- It can be dangerous to confuse the prospects of the economy — and your company — with the day-to-day judgments rendered on them by flighty investors.
- The NYU social psychologist says that the ethical risks for a business depend on its ingrained cultural attitudes.
- The Chinese industrial base is in urgent need of an upgrade.
- Two leaders of an Australian fund explain how they challenged deceptive messages about investment capability, and raised the game of the companies they work with.
- The distributed ledger technology that started with bitcoin is rapidly becoming a crowdsourced system for all types of verification. Could it replace notary publics, manual vote recounts, and the way banks manage transactions?
- In On Inequality, Harry Frankfurt argues that, in and of itself, economic inequality doesn’t matter.
- Why established companies should join forces with upstart competitors.
- Predicting a startup’s success before the venture is even launched may seem impossible. But entrepreneurs and investors should never overlook the value of assessing the basic concept behind the business.
- In their new book, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller argue that free markets can allow unethical business practices to thrive.
- Excess liquidity in the global financial markets turned a predictable plummet into a worldwide crash.
- In his new book, Wall Street Journal veteran Greg Ip makes the counterintuitive argument that the preventive efforts that makes us safe can encourage dangerous risk taking.