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Geoffrey Smith

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Recent articles by Geoffrey:

U.K. Prime Minister Embraces a Hard Brexit and Sends the Pound Flying

It'll either be a "Hard" Brexit or a horrible one. → Read More

Germany Bristles at Donald Trump's Latest On Cars, NATO and Mexico

It's Germany's turn to feel the heat after President-elect Donald Trump turned his ire on the country's automakers, its supposed dominance of the European Union, and the failings of Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy. In a weekend interview given jointly to Germany's biggest tabloid, Bild-Zeitung, and (somewhat incongruously), the august Times of London, Trump repeated for the first time… → Read More

Were They All At It? France Cranks up Probe Into Renault Diesels

France's largest automaker has some of the dirtiest cars on the road → Read More

Brexit: Britain's Bankers Are Losing Hope of Keeping EU Access

The privileges that made London's banks special could disappear. → Read More

Here's Why Russian Intelligence Bombshell on Donald Trump Might Not Be 'Fake News'

For all that the dossier says about Trump that is unverifiable, it says plenty about Russia under Vladimir Putin that has the ring of truth. → Read More

The Netherlands' Biggest Train Operator Is Now 100% Wind-Powered

All of the electricity consumed by Nederlandse Spoorwegen is now accounted for by wind energy. → Read More

VW Is on a Roll As $4.3 Billion DoJ Dieselgate Deal Nears

German car company Volkswagen looks likely to have pipped Toyota to the title of the world's biggest-selling automaker in 2016. → Read More

Jaguar Land Rover Had Its Best Year Ever in 2016

But British carmaker could encounter headwinds in 2017 and beyond. → Read More

Chef Jamie Oliver Is Shutting Restaurants and Blaming It on Brexit

Celebrity chef and healthy eating guru Jamie Oliver is closing six of his Italian-themed restaurants in Britain – and his managers are blaming it on Brexit. The pound has fallen by 8% against the euro and by 14% against the dollar since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union in June last year. That has hit a broad range of businesses that depend on imports, since there is little room in a… → Read More

Bitcoin Is Melting Down as China Cracks Down on Capital Outflows

The cryptocurrency bitcoin helps savers avoid the measures China has taken to stop its citizens moving money out of the country. → Read More

Deutsche Bank's Anti-Money Laundering Head Just Quit After 6 Months

The bank is still being probed for dealings in Russia → Read More

The U.K. Economy Is Still Ignoring the Brexit Melodrama

The U.K. manufacturing sector posted strong numbers, despite long-term anxiety over the nation's separation from the European Union. → Read More

Deutsche Bank's Former Co-CEO Anshu Jain Heads to Cantor Fitzgerald

Anshu Jain, the controversial former co-chief executive of Germany's Deutsche Bank, is returning to Wall Street as president of investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP. → Read More

Italy May Be Forced to Bail Out Its Third Biggest Bank

Italy's government is close to bailing out country's third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena. → Read More

What to Know About IMF Chief Christine Lagarde’s Conviction

But the fire department of the global financial system shouldn't be too damaged by the former Finance Minister's conviction. Here's why. → Read More

Lagarde Faces Struggle to Keep Her IMF Job After Negligence Conviction

But the fire department of the global financial system shouldn't be too damaged by the former Finance Minister's conviction. Here's why. → Read More

Volkswagen Is Close to Another Billion Dollar Settlement

This time for 80,000 3-liter models including Audi and Porsche SUVs → Read More

Volkswagen Is Close to Another Billion Dollar Settlement

This time for 80,000 3-liter models including Audi and Porsche SUVs → Read More

Here’s Why the Dollar Just Hit a 14-Year High

The dollar hit a 14-year high as financial markets absorb the consequences of what the Federal Reserve did Wednesday, and what that means for next year. → Read More

Snoopers Gonna Snoop

Presidents change, but spying is a constant in power politics. → Read More