Counterparties

China’s other internet IPO

By Ben Walsh
May 22, 2014

The Chinese internet IPO you haven’t been waiting for is finally here. JD.com, whichBloomberg Businessweek’s Bruce Einhorn calls “the closest thing to a Chinese version of Amazon.com”, priced its $1.8 billion offering at $19 a share, above the initial $16 to $18 range. It opened today on the NASDAQ at $21.75 and gained 10% in its first day of trading, valuing the company at approximately $30 billion.

Glocalization hits home

By Ben Walsh
May 21, 2014

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For a select few real estate markets, “location, location, location” is taking on a new meaning. Price is no longer a block by block or neighborhood by neighborhood consideration. There is, says James Surowiecki, an emerging global market for real estate. The case study is Vancouver, which has the median income of Reno but the costly property prices of San Francisco:

Job insecurity

By Ben Walsh
May 19, 2014

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Even positive news about long-term unemployment is depressing. 3.4 millionAmericans have been out of work for more than 27 weeks, a million less than last year. (27 weeks is the widely used definition of long-term joblessness.) Despite its recent decline, there’s still more long-term unemployment in the U.S now than in any pre-recession period since data-keeping began in 1948.

Renters get owned

By Ben Walsh
December 19, 2013

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Greenspan shrugged off

By Ben Walsh
October 21, 2013

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Twitter economics

By Ben Walsh
October 16, 2013

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Counterparties: Madvillainy

By Ben Walsh
June 25, 2013

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Counterparties: Denial of service

June 17, 2013

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Counterparties: Unpaid internship

June 14, 2013

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from Felix Salmon:

Counterparties: Government’s governance problem

By Ben Walsh
June 12, 2013

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