Saturday, May 27, 2017
  1. Business & Finance

    The Hunger Bonds

    Ricardo Hausmann
    Business & Finance

    The Hunger Bonds

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     proposes a way out for index investors who want to finance emerging markets, but not odious regimes.

    The Hunger Bonds Pedro Molina
    Investing often creates a dilemma over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Nowadays, it is emerging markets as an asset class that should make people morally queasy, owing to Venezuela's outsize role in driving the performance of index funds. READ MORE
  2. World Affairs

    Democracy Trumps Terrorism

    Chris Patten
    World Affairs

    Democracy Trumps Terrorism

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     hails Britain and France for responding to terrorist acts with resilience, not fear.

    union jack Chesnot/Getty Images
    The people who plan and commit terrorist acts will probably never learn that theirs is a lost cause – that life always wins over death. Although open societies will undoubtedly have to withstand more Manchester-like attacks in the future, it is already clear that democracy will not be defeated by them. READ MORE
  3. World Affairs

    The Shrinking of the Presidency

    Ana Palacio
  4. Business & Finance

    The Promise of China’s Pearl River Delta

    Andrew Sheng, ET AL
    Business & Finance

    The Promise of China’s Pearl River Delta

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    &  describe what the country must do to tap the full potential of its dynamic city clusters.

    Newsart for The Promise of China’s Pearl River Delta Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images
    July 1 will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, after more than 100 years of British colonial rule. It's an ideal moment to highlight the role of China's "city clusters," particularly the Pearl River Delta – which includes Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong province – in advancing the country's development. READ MORE
  5. Culture & Society

    Manchester’s Bright Future

    Jim O'Neill
    Culture & Society

    Manchester’s Bright Future

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     has little doubt that his hometown will emerge even stronger from the recent terrorist atrocity.

    manchester Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
    Those who live in and around Manchester and other cities need to feel part of their community and share its aspirations. Residents who identify with their community are less likely to harm it – whether through terrorism or other anti-social behavior – and are more likely to contribute actively to its renewed vigor. READ MORE

Video

Trump the Ideologue?

Mark Leonard says​ that portraying Donald Trump as an incompetent, ignorant blowhard may reassure his opponents, but it could be a trap.​

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