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  • Retail banks’ foreign ventures rarely pay off
    NOT everybody—or every business—travels well. Retailers from Walmart to Tesco have faltered in forays into foreign lands. Banks, too, often fancy that success at home can be reproduced abroad. In meeting the needs of big companies, they are of…
    - 6 days ago 14 Sep 17, 2:54pm -
  • Goldman Sachs announces a change in strategy
    IT IS not easy to feel pity for Goldman Sachs. Its alumni lord it in pivotal government positions around the world; from every prestigious business school, applicants queue in hope of a job; its senior executives earn eye-watering amounts; and it…
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  • How to protect yourself against the theft of your identity
    AS IDENTITY theft has proliferated, so has the number of businesses hoping to make money selling protection against it. Companies such as LifeLock, Identity Guard and PrivacyGuard sell products similar to Equifax’s TrustedID Premier identity-the…
    - 6 days ago 14 Sep 17, 2:54pm -
  • The Fed prepares for its balance-sheet—and its board—to shrink
    NINE years ago, in the autumn of 2008, the Federal Reserve was fighting a financial collapse. To stave off disaster, it lent aggressively—to banks, to money-market funds, even to other central banks. As a result, its balance-sheet ballooned. At…
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  • Putting a new face on an American banknote is oddly difficult
    IT WOULD be hard to find a better example of long-term gridlock in Washington than its treatment of banknotes, whose appearance has essentially been frozen since 1929. The administration of Barack Obama took a half-hearted step towards a new look,…
    - 6 days ago 14 Sep 17, 2:54pm -