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  • Zimbabwe struggles to keep its fledgling currency alive
    MOST CURRENCIES have snappy names, like yen, won, kip or lek. Some have unfortunate ones: dong or colón. Few have names as cumbersome as Zimbabwe’s Real-Time Gross-Settlement Dollars, also known as RTGS-dollars or “zollars”. Hard to say, the n…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 2:52pm -
  • How to tax sugary drinks
    SUGAR TAXES are on a high. Around 40 countries and seven American cities have started to tax sugary drinks, mostly in the past few years. Supporters say such levies compensate for the costs imposed on health services by higher rates of obesity, diabe…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 2:52pm -
  • The joys and pains of investing in a mature business cycle

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  • TransferWise becomes Europe’s most valuable fintech
    THE TEA BUILDING, in London’s hip Shoreditch district, used to hold factories making biscuits and bacon. Now it is home to tech startups and media firms. Yet their ideas require space, too. In the outsized lifts, still operated by push buttons as b…
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  • Goldman wants to manage the assets of the middling rich
    IF THE BEST way to get rich is by managing other people’s money, it helps if your clients control a lot of it. For private-equity firms and hedge funds, that means courting pension-fund managers, investment bankers and the like. For the top wealth…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 2:52pm -