What a Radical Greek Economist Hopes to Gain in the EU Election

Nothing has ever been subtle with Yanis Varoufakis, the leather-jacketed, motorbike-riding economist who was finance minister of Greece for six of the most tumultuous months in that country’s history. Plain-spoken (to say the least) and a self-professed radical, he is, at 58, not nearly done waging war on Europe’s major power players. This week, he […]

For India’s Youth, These Elections Are About More Than Party Politics

With 600 million people under the age of 35 in India, to say the youth vote in world’s biggest democratic election is crucial is an understatement. Yet, as the results of seven rounds of elections are set to be announced, the majority young Indians–many seeking jobs in the booming tech sector–have felt misunderstood by politicians […]

Data Sheet—How Trump’s China Trade War Is Morphing Into a Tech War

Good morning. Clay Chandler in Hong Kong, filling in for Adam. Shares in Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, the world’s largest manufacturer of surveillance equipment, and rival Zhejiang Dahua Technology tanked on the Shenzhen exchange Wednesday following news that the Trump administration may forbid the companies from buying U.S. technology, adding them to a national security […]

Trump Blacklisted Huawei After China Trade War Negotiations Stalled

The Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei Technologies Co. out of concern the move could disrupt trade negotiations with China and only took action after the last round of talks hit an impasse, according to people familiar with the matter. Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker over security concerns had been on […]

What Killed Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant Chain?

Following a couple years of serious financial difficulties, the restaurant empire of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver may have reached the end of its road–the latest victim of an ongoing, partly Brexit-related shakeout in the U.K.’s casual dining sector. The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group said Tuesday that it had gone into administration, with KPMG’s insolvency […]

The U.S. Grants Huawei a Temporary Reprieve from Blacklist—And Saves Itself Some Trouble

The U.S. has thrown Huawei Technologies a lifeline, but it likely isn’t doing it for the Chinese company’s sake. Last Wednesday, the Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 affiliates to its prohibitive “entities list”–a catalogue of companies considered threats to national security. Entities on the list are required to apply for special permission to purchase […]

Bitcoin: A Hedge for Trump’s China Trade War?

Global uncertainty is good for Bitcoin investors, it seems. As trade talks between the United States and China broke down earlier this month, the price of Bitcoin soared higher than it has all year. Market watchers have speculated that the cryptocurrency, commonly referred to as “digital gold,” benefited from investors’ jitters in the equities and […]

Europe’s Vacation Hot Spots Have a Message for Tourists: Sorry, We’re Full

Want to visit Amsterdam? Well, how about a trip to Harderwijk instead? That’s the message from the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC), which has taken the unusual decision to stop marketing the city of Rembrandt as a tourist destination. The reason? Over 17.5 million sightseers visited Amsterdam in 2016 and based on current […]