Infrastructure in the Rich World: Building Works
An historic opportunity to improve infrastructure on the cheap is in danger of being squandered.
Luxury Goods: Counterfeit.com
Makers of expensive bags, clothes, and watches are fighting fakery in the courts. But the battle seems to be getting tougher.
Crowdfunding: The Stars Are the Limit
A video game smashes crowdfunding records by raising $72 million — and counting.
Emerging-Market Corporate Debt: Invisible Bonds
Foreign borrowing by emerging-market firms is higher than it seems.
Pension Funds: Eliminate the Negative
A new strategy reduces pension funds’ risks, but it has a cost.
Commercial Property: Store of Value
The rise of e-commerce has set off a boom in the market for warehouses.
Shell, Exxon and Carbon: The Elephant in the Atmosphere
Managers at the biggest oil firms clash with investors over climate change.
Emerging Markets: Financial Indulgence
Cheap credit is tempting emerging markets towards risky borrowing.
Inflation and Interest rates: Up, Up and Away
Higher inflation may be needed to leave extra-low interest rates behind.
Infrastructure Financing: A Long and Winding Road
The world needs more infrastructure. How will it pay for it?