An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril

TALK of restricting the use of Chinese telecoms equipment in the West is growing. This week the curbs went the other way, when America banned its companies from selling hardware and software for seven years to one of China’s state-owned tech champions, ZTE. On April 16th America’s Department of Commerce said that China’s second-largest telecoms More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Amazon is not the only threat to legacy post offices

IT MAY be hard to imagine a world without cheap postal services, but 200 years ago sending mail was a luxury. Posting a letter from London to Edinburgh cost an average daily wage. In 1840, after a proposal by Rowland More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state

DURING his spectacular rise from London beancounter to the globe-trotting boss of WPP, the advertising powerhouse he created out of a backstreet wire-basket and trolley company, Sir Martin Sorrell was rarely sentimental. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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How Heineken beer survives in Congo

THE Bralima brewery in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is an island of modernity in a city where chaos is the norm. Inside a building near the docks where barges begin the journey More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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A Victorian survivor in fund management

WHEN the Foreign & Colonial Government Trust was launched in 1868, The Economist had its doubts. “The shape is very peculiar,” we worried, adding that “the exact idea upon which it starts has never been More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Six precepts every investor should remember

SIR ELTON JOHN has a three-year farewell tour planned. This columnist has only a few weeks to go, before heading off to a new Economist beat. So it seems like a good idea to summarise some of the themes which have More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight

[image|fid=236086|title=|alt=|caption=|use_original_size=|image_link=|slim_image= A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight became the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight in America

A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight became the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a passenger was partially sucked out of a window before being rescued by fellow flyers. More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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After a good run of growth, China’s economy braces for bumps

JUST a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China’s economic woes. Municipal debt had soared. The most senior local official was known as “Mr Dig More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Which free software should you use to file your income tax return?

Canadian taxpayers have until April 30 to submit their personal taxes for 2017. Despite that deadline fast approaching, many wait until the last minute to prepare and file their taxes. The good news for do-it-yourself More...