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Hillary Clinton’s 1 pct dilemma gets more awkward

July 26, 2016

Progressive Senators Sanders and Warren kicked off the Democratic convention blasting the rich. With inequality atop the party platform, they expect Clinton to rein in millionaires. They are her biggest donors, however, meaning she'll be forced to ignore them at her coronation.

Bloomberg gives Clinton big wet Wall Street kiss

By Rob Cox
July 25, 2016

The former Republican New York mayor, who considered an independent run for president, will endorse the Democratic nominee at the party's convention this week. Bloomberg's backing will play like an endorsement from the financial-industry plutocracy. Clinton could do without that.

Clinton and Kaine become globalization’s defenders

July 23, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. The former governor is a moderate who backed trade deals in the past. Their first task will be to win over liberals who supported Bernie Sanders and are being courted by Donald Trump.

Republicans find Hillary easier mark than economy

By Rob Cox
July 20, 2016

The GOP convention day devoted to jobs was spent bashing the Democratic rival instead. Low unemployment makes important caveats harder to knock. America is also in a healthy state relative to the world. Voters prefer Trump on economic matters but he is struggling on substance.

Assembling economic dream team is more than a game

July 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump soon will unveil detailed economic plans as party officials gather at upcoming conventions. To help them draft a team of advisers, Breakingviews blends the fun of fantasy sports with the real consequences of policy in a new interactive graphic.

Financiers may want to keep a closer eye on Trump

May 4, 2016

The bellicose real-estate mogul has all but sewed up the Republican presidential nomination. Markets are pricing in a Hillary Clinton victory, however, as Carlyle’s David Rubenstein told an elite Beverly Hills gathering. Trump doubters have learned how the odds can swing quickly.

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Viewsroom: Wall Street frenemies, Ackman, AT&T

March 4, 2016

Trump and Hillary Clinton bash banks while taking their money, and the controversial investor sticks it out at Valeant and Herbalife. Plus: aging telecoms shake up cable TV.

Clinton White House run clouded by home economics

December 28, 2015

The Democrat who could become America’s first female commander-in-chief in November is ahead in early polls and at the bookies. Growth is up and unemployment down under Obama, too. It might not be enough, though: traditionally, voters only reward bigger economic dividends.

Hillary Clinton lands soft punches on Wall Street

October 8, 2015

The White House hopeful has unveiled a slew of ideas for reining in financial excess. Initiatives like imposing risk fees on big banks and improving hedge fund reporting won’t win many friends in the industry. But they’re manageable blows that Wall Street could roll with.

Myanmar forms centre of economic love triangle

December 1, 2011

A visit from Hillary Clinton marks the end of Myanmar’s pariah status, but there is much work to be done before the country can offer investors sustainable returns. With the United States, China and India all jockeying for position, capital flows may come too quickly.