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The Thrill is Gone

Fed liftoff will reinvigorate key market gauges

Two signs of M&A bacchanal’s last hurrah

U.S., Chinese unicorns will bolt in opposite ways

Arab sovereign wealth fund exodus just beginning

From Caterpillar an activist investor will hatch

Europe’s least bad option: ditch Schengen

Giants of central banking will be cut down to size

Argentina and Elliott give peace a chance in 2016

Quarterly reporting to get a major rethink

Recession probably awaits next White House chief



Disney awakens the financial power of the Force

Bank rule zealots will be forced to back down

Cheap batteries will give utilities electric shock

Virtual reality will spring to life in 2016

Rail mega-deal holds ticket to runaway M&A train

A (fake) bank CEO memo on plans to leave London

China will stop ignoring Facebook’s friend request

Capital squeeze will spark unicorn M&A orgy

London’s bankers should retrain as builders

Drought, not just of ideas, challenges Africa


A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Balance sheets will get more unbalanced in 2016

Global corporate profit is under serious threat

Volkswagen top brass will be up for the chop

Luxury groups could shrink their way to riches

Brazil crisis may have silver lining: Rule of law

The illusion of debt-fuelled earnings

Fund glut will send Asia’s buyout barons off-piste

Climate will supplant shale as top energy disruptor


Won’t Get Fooled Again

The Fed may be cutting rates again within a year

Oil will blow past $80 a barrel in 2016

Home economics cloud Clinton White House run

Numbers add up to HSBC leaving London

Annual reports offer front-page warnings

Global economy depends on more than India in 2016

Netflix will be recast from ally to villain

The Uber or Airbnb of finance will prove elusive

Global smartphone brands face mass extinction

Host Brazil may challenge for 2016 Olympics glory

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