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  • Feature Article

    Technology startups are headed for a fall

    The Economist |  FOR A SENSE of how covid-19 is affecting the world’s technology “unicorns”, as privately held firms worth $1bn or more have come to be known, consider two of them. Lime, a scooter-rental firm valued at $2.4bn, has halted its services in Europe and America, where most citizens have been told to stay off the streets.
  • Feature Article

    Relations between China and America are infected with coronavirus

    The Economist |  FACED WITH the first great crisis of his presidency, Donald Trump fell back on his go-to tactic: blame China.
  • Feature Article

    House prices are rising again, but will brakes be applied?

    Firstlinks |  The Australian housing market has steadily reaccelerated since the middle of this year. House prices across most capital cities had been falling for 21 consecutive months, but finally bottomed out in around May 2019 and are now rising again.
  • Feature Article

    It’s the end of the World Trade Organisation as we know it

    The Economist |  “Winter is coming,”warned a Norwegian representative on November 22nd, at a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (wto). The multilateral trading system that thewtohas overseen since 1995 is about to freeze up. On December 10th two of the judges on its appellate body, which hears appeals in trade disputes and authorises sanctions against rule-breakers, will retire—and an American block on new appointments means they will not be replaced. With just one judge remaining, it will no longer be able to hear new cases.
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    How the Sino-American trade war is affecting commodity markets

    The Economist |  COMMODITY PRICES have been on a rollercoaster ride in the past few years. Spurred by Chinese demand, they reached a giddy peak in 2011. Oversupply and fears of an emerging-market slowdown led to a long decline until 2016. Then prices were starting to recover, until President Donald Trump began raising American import tariffs in 2018.
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    Global financial markets may be in the midst of a major moment in history

    ABC |  What's that old saying about wood and trees? For most of us, most of the time, it's not all that apparent when you're at a pivotal point in history.
Today's Lead Article

'Very compelling argument': Apple chief Tim Cook raises Samsung concerns with Trump

Jennifer Jacobs and Mark Gurman  | 19 Aug 2019  |  Investing President Donald Trump said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook voiced concerns about chief competitor Samsung Electronics getting an edge because its products, unlike Apple's, won't be subject to tariffs when imported by the US.


Leading Stories

How ‘residential for rent’ may change Australian housing

Firstlinks |  27 Feb 2020  |  Investing

In many global cities, housing demand has typically outstripped supply over the past decade with strong housing price inflation affecting affordability. There are marked changes occurring within the global housing markets with a defined long-term trend from home ownership to rental accommodation.


NATO’s Watford summit features a troublesome trio

The Economist |  27 Feb 2020  |  Investing

THE CELEBRATION of NATO's 70th birthday should have been a triumphal march. The average lifespan of collective-defence alliances over the past five centuries is just 15 years.


It’s the end of the World Trade Organisation as we know it

The Economist |  27 Feb 2020  |  Investing

'Winter is coming,' warned a Norwegian representative on November 22nd, at a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (wto). The multilateral trading system that the wto has overseen since 1995 is about to freeze up. On December 10th two of the judges on its appellate body, which hears appeals in trade disputes and authorises sanctions against rule-breakers, will retire-and an American block on new appointments means they will not be replaced. With just one judge remaining, it will no longer be able to hear new cases.


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