Category: Financial Times

China’s global energy financing raises climate fears

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Chinese “policy” banks have supplied almost as much financing for global energy projects as the four major western multilateral lenders combined but a concentration on coal-fired power plants is raising concerns about the environmental impact of Beijing’s support… View […]

China becomes global leader in development finance

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global StudiesC China is now a bigger presence in international development finance than all of the world’s six major multilateral financial institutions put together, a new study has found… Expert quote: “China is emerging as the global leader in development finance.” […]

Technology transforms Big Four hiring practices

Financial Times (subscription required) William Kring, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law The Big Four professional services firms — among the largest employers of graduates globally — are drastically rethinking their hiring practices as technology transforms the way companies are audited… Expert quote: “I would expect recruiters to focus increasingly on the […]

Venezuela’s crisis: is there a third way?

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies With Venezuela’s government apparently hell bent on steering the country down an accelerating course to disaster, many analysts predict one of two catastrophic outcomes… View full article quoting expert Kevin Gallagher

China’s ambitions for Asia show through in ‘Silk Road’ lending

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies China’s quest for economic centrality in Asia and its ambition to become a global maritime power are emerging as twin priorities within the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative, a grand strategic plan through which Beijing hopes to create […]

Brexit — an existential problem for London and Paris

Financial Times (subscription required) Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy It is a vexing, existential problem fit for the pipe of Jean-Paul Sartre. For more than a fortnight, French and British officials have locked horns over a single word in the draft text of UK’s “new settlement” with the EU. Should […]