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Geoffrey Smith


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Recent articles by Geoffrey:

ECB: Draghi Talks the Eurozone Economy Up, But No Hint of Tightening

To kill one recovery with premature rate hikes may be unfortunate, but to kill two... → Read More

Time to Give Europe Some Credit

Both politics and the economy look healthier after a torrid seven years → Read More

A Pepsi Warehouse in Russia Just Collapsed and Flooded a Town

Not much happens in the town of Lebedyan (pop. 22,850), a couple of hundred miles southwest of Moscow. It has two main boasts – being home to Russia's first horse-racing track (est. 1826), and to Pepsico's (pep) operations in the country. But it's in the news today, after one of Pepsi's warehouses collapsed, triggering a quasi-Biblical flood of fruit juice through the streets. The collapse… → Read More

The French Election: Who Wins, Who Loses

Emmanuel Macron, a 39 year-old former banker who started his own political movement, won the first round of France's presidential election. → Read More

The U.K. Will Go Without Coal Power for 1st Day Since the 19th Century

Gas and renewables are giving coal the last rites. → Read More

5 Reasons Why Theresa May Suddenly Wants a Snap Election

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a snap general election on June 8. What's behind her decision? → Read More

Relax—Google Won’t Share Your Browsing History with Employers

After a flurry of reports sparked alarm about the company's new recruitment tool, Google Hire. → Read More

JPMorgan Was Firing on All Cylinders in the First Quarter

Faster loan growth, better trading and the best M&A advisory fees since 2007 helped JPMorgan's 1Q profit rise 17%, beating forecasts. → Read More

Facebook Is Being Accused of Publishing Child Pornography

Facebook may be prosecuted in the U.K. after failing to remove content sponsoring terrorism and child pornography from its social network. → Read More

The FBI Got a Warrant to Surveil Trump’s Russia Hand Last Year

The FBI obtained a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, Russia adviser in Donald Trump's election campaign, the Washington Post reported. → Read More

Melania Trump Has Accepted Libel Damages From the Daily Mail

UK newspaper the Daily Mail has apologised to First Lady Melania Trump after making libellous claims about her modelling career. → Read More

Pon, Accell in Merger Talks to Make World's Biggest Bike Maker

Pon and Accell, both based in the Netherlands, make some of the world's best known (and most expensive) racing bikes and mountain bikes. → Read More

The Libor Rigging Scandal Is Back for the Bank of England

The Bank of England is facing fresh allegations that it encouraged the rigging of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate in 2008. → Read More

Don’t Be Fooled. The March Jobs Report Was Better Than It Looked

The US jobless rate fell to near a 10-year low in March despite a lower-than expected rise in non-farm payrolls. Earnings were still weak. → Read More

The Volcker Rule: What Is It, and Why Does It Need Changing?

It's done what it was supposed to do, and too much more besides. → Read More

BP Forced to Cut CEO Pay by 40% After Shareholders Get Mad

BP cut the 2016 pay package of CEO Bob Dudley by 40% after a shareholder revolt. Others are doing the same in a U.K. 'shareholder spring' . → Read More

Central Banks Love the Dollar, Like Sterling and Hate the Yen and Euro

Donald Trump wants a weaker dollar but his policies are making other central banks want to invest more of their foreign reserves in it → Read More

Want a ‘Bring Champagne’ Button on Your Desk? Go to London

London property developer Enstar Capital is offering "Bring Champagne" buttons on executives' desks in its latest high-end office project. → Read More

H&M Goes Upmarket With a New Brand

But the stock market is still worried about its outook → Read More

PwC Is Keeping Its Job Handing Out the Oscars Envelopes

PWC, the accountants whose errors led to one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscars history last month, has been given a reprieve. → Read More