Geoffrey Smith, Fortune

Geoffrey Smith


United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Geoffrey:

The World's Biggest Turbines and No Subsidies: How Offshore Wind Is Entering a New Era

A recent auction in the U.K. shows how massive scale is transforming wind and the larger energy sector. → Read More

The Saudi Oil Attacks Are Shifting the Gulf's Power Balance—Towards Russia

The attacks on the Kingdom leave a further opening for Putin to strengthen his position in the Gulf → Read More

The European Central Bank’s ‘Bazooka’ is Back. This Time, There’s Less of a Bang

Mario Draghi's "Bazooka" is back—but this time, there's less of a bang → Read More

Are Fears of a German Recession Overblown? 5 Reasons Not to Worry—Yet

Germany is about to fall into recession for the first time in a decade. The world’s fourth-largest economy has become the collateral damage of Donald Trump’s trade war against China and the slow-motion car crash that is Brexit. In the near term, analysts and policymakers argue there’s not too much cause for alarm: the government and the European Central Bank—if they act in tandem—have all the… → Read More

Why One of Asia’s Richest Men Is Buying a British Pub Business Right Before Brexit

Li Ka-Shing's flagship firm is paying $5.5. billion for Greene King as the U.K. barrels toward a no-deal Brexit. → Read More

Aston Martin Tried to Replicate Ferrari's IPO Success. Instead, Its Shares Are Down 75%.

James Bond's famous carmaker could use some 007 magic. → Read More

H&M and Zara Are Closing Stores to Get Ahead

Europe's fast-fashion giants have finally arrived in the e-commerce age. → Read More

HSBC Has Been Loyal to Its CEOs—Until John Flint's Ouster Today

What changed to prompt the sudden departure of CEO John Flint? → Read More

As Boris Johnson Takes the Lead, the U.K. is Headed Back to the Brink on Brexit

The U.K.'s new prime minister, has pledged to get the country out of the EU—no matter what. → Read More

Europe Wants to Be the World’s Climate Change Police—If Only It Can Agree on What That Means

Whether Europe can make good on that ambition depends on its factions agreeing on an approach. → Read More

Deutsche Bank Restructuring Means Reckoning With 'Most Dangerous' Past

In undergoing a major restructuring and cutting jobs, Deutsche Bank will contend with two decades of reckless management. → Read More

A Fear at the G20 Summit: That the U.S.-China Trade War Turns Into a Currency Conflict

Failure to reach a trade truce to could ignite a battle on parallel front. → Read More

Trump Wants To 'Do Something' About EU Wine Tariffs. But U.S. Producers Have Bigger Problems—in China

Donald Trump's own trade policies have closed off the U.S. wine industry’s fastest-growing export market. → Read More

Italy Is Threatening to Repeat the Greek Debt Crisis—But With Higher Stakes

Italy's Matteo Salvini-led populist coalition is on collision course with the EU by insisting that the bloc underwrite its swelling debt. → Read More

Apple and Google's Nemesis Could Be the Next Face of Europe

Elections that start on Thursday could launch Margrethe Vestager into the EU's top job. → Read More

What Happens When Your Business Relies on the Boeing 737 Max? Just Ask Norwegian Air

The airline is still scrabbling after deadly crashes grounded its Boeing fleet. → Read More

Tesla Has a Lucrative—but Fleeting—Window in Europe

Can Elon Musk's automaker take advantage of the continent's unique opportunities? → Read More

Germany Tried to Remake the Eurozone in Its Own Image. The Trouble Is, It Half-Succeeded

The region is less self-reliant than it used to be. → Read More

Apple's Grand Designs — CEO Daily, Friday 22nd December

Top News • In The Beginning Was a Misjudged Word… John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s, said he’ll step down as CEO. The move comes less than two months after Schnatter complained about the impact of the NFL anthem protests on his business. The complaint was, to all appearances, entirely grounded in fact. But airing it without any reference to the broader concerns exposed Schnatter to… → Read More

Count (and Distribute) Your Winnings — CEO Daily, Thursday 21st December

Top News • How High Can Bitcoin Go in 2018? The question on a lot of people’s lips finds an exhaustive answer in Robert Hackett and Jen Wieczner’s feature from our January edition, which we’re publishing online today. The answer largely lies in the factor that distinguishes this from all other bubbles: Bitcoin is the first truly global mania. The supply of gullible and greedy people willing to… → Read More