Growth after the financial crisis

By Ben Walsh
April 25, 2013

It’s easy to blame the UK’s weak post-crisis economy, which just barely avoided a triple-dip recession, on its large financial sector.

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Counterparties: To coin a phrase

By Ben Walsh
April 12, 2013

Welcome to the Counterparties email. The sign-up page is here, it’s just a matter of checking a box if you’re already registered on the Reuters website. Send suggestions, story tips and complaints to Counterparties.Reuters@gmail.com.

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The last big Lauder gift?

By Ben Walsh
April 11, 2013

The big news early this week in the often overlapping worlds of art, philanthropy, and sophisticated tax strategies was Leonard Lauder's $1 billion donation of cubist art to the Met. It's Lauder's largest charitable donation to-date, and even though he has a long history of philantrophy and is still worth more than $7 billion according to Forbes, it's unlikely he'll ever make a bigger gift. Lauder's wealth is tied up in Estée Lauder stock you see: he simply isn't rich enough to give away much more money or add to his museum worthy art collection, and maintain his controlling stake in the family's business.

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Thatcher’s economic legacy

By Ben Walsh
April 8, 2013

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Counterparties — Richie Havens: Here Comes the Sunlight

By Ben Walsh
April 4, 2013

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Counterparties: The most profitable insurer in America

By Ben Walsh
April 2, 2013

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Counterparties: Hoard of directors

By Ben Walsh
April 1, 2013

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