Category: Financial Times

Capital controls no longer taboo as emerging markets battle flight

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies When Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, suggested last week that China should use capital controls to support its currency, it was as if he had broken a taboo… Expert quote: “These countries are bleeding. They can’t just […]

Juan Manuel Echavarría: photography without blame or pity

Financial Times (subscription required) Ana-Maria Reyes, College of Arts & Sciences In Colombia, fighting has been going on for so long, few remember why it began… Expert quote: “His work shows how the aesthetic can help us to understand the historical roots of Colombia’s violence. He drives the spectator to ask questions and make connections.” […]

Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

Financial Times (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip to Cuba that he wrote a book about it… Expert quote: “In the fast-approaching era […]

Letters: Far-reaching effects of an accounting firm collapse

Financial Times (subscription required) By William Kring, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law Sir, Sujeet Indap is correct to raise concerns regarding the pursuit of investment bankers by the Big Four accounting firms (“Big Four’s push beyond tax and auditing marks an intriguing gambit”, Inside Business, September 1)… View full article by […]

Letters: Regulators have failed to improve audit quality

Financial Times (subscription required) By William Kring, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law Sir, While I was deeply concerned to read Harriet Agnew’s report of Deloitte’s more assertive push into investment banking territory (“Deloitte lures investment expert”, June 25), I was rather unsurprised… View full article by expert William Kring

Demise of the US Ex-Im Bank would leave the field to China

Financial Times (subscription required) Co-written by Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson famously wrote that his generation was ‘present at the creation’ of the world order that ushered in US leadership… View full article by expert Kevin Gallagher 

China ensures Zhou Yongkang trial sticks to the script

Financial Times (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies It was supposed to be China’s second “trial of the century” in as many years. However, on Thursday night a Chinese court announced that Zhou Yongkang, the highest profile victim of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, had been sentenced […]

Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

Financial Times (subscription required) By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a better country. China has been busy with Latin America, surpassing the United States as South America’s leading […]