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Innovation: start-ups versus big companies | Financial Times

“I refuse to accept that small companies innovate and disrupt and large companies don’t, because that’s fundamentally wrong.”<p>That was the response of …

Big data can blind us to the long term | Financial Times

Before long, “everything that computes will connect, and everything that connects will compute”, Abhi Ingle, who spearheads innovation at AT&T, told …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Is QE deflationary or not?

2013-12-04T19:45:05.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>We first proposed the idea that QE could be (but wasn’t necessarily) deflationary a couple of years ago. …

Capital controls, Bitcoin edition

2013-12-04T13:18:28.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>An interesting thing happened on the way to Sheep Marketplace — the online market for illicit goods …

An opportunity to take the guesswork out of investing in China | Financial Times

For the legions of China-watchers within the world’s investment community, there have always been two difficult questions. One, which applies …

How much would you pay for £20?

How much is a £20 coin worth? The Royal Mint seems to have created a risk-free arbitrage, thanks to its decision to sell the first silver £20 coin …

So this is how fiat currency dies, with thunderous CPUs?

2013-11-28T15:15:35.000Z<p>We noted that the shift from Bitcoin into other crypto alternatives, which give early adopters a better chance at pilfering …

Will financial innovation find a way?

2013-11-26T08:48:02.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p><i>Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new</i> …

The role of dark inventory in the commodities bull run of 2008

2013-11-25T17:41:49.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>We’ve argued before that the 2005-2007 commodity bull-run could have been the product of an unwitting …

Three Reasons We Are Not In A Tech Bubble

Bubble talk is back. But there are three reasons we are not in a tech bubble and probably won’t be in one for a while.<p>University of Chicago’s Eugene Fama and Yale’s Robert Shiller recently won The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.<p>But Fama pointed out that …

Guest post: avoiding the pitfalls of EM corporate debt | Financial Times

By Shamaila Khan of AllianceBernstein<p>Emerging market corporate debt has returned big numbers for investors in recent years, as the sector rode a …

Amazon workers face 'increased risk of mental illness'

<b>A BBC investigation into a UK-based Amazon warehouse has found conditions that a stress expert said could cause "mental and physical illness".</b><p>Prof Michael Marmot was shown secret filming of night shifts involving up to 11 miles of walking - where an undercover worker was expected to collect orders …

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The separation principle drives the Fed towards tapering | Financial Times

Print this page<p>The past week has been another important one for Fed watchers, a group which nowadays seems to include almost every active investor in …