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Friday, 22 August 2014

Books

Breakingviews has published a selection of books for purchase and download.

Tech Mania 2.014

The latest mini-me internet boom is nearly as absurd as the last. Our new e-book walks readers through the froth evident from Silicon Valley to Hangzhou, exploring the size of the bubble, the likely effects of a pop, and lasting consequences for governance and innovation.

Predictions 2014: Reversals and Revivals

Breakingviews’ annual compendium of financial foresight sets the agenda for the next 12 months. From Wall Street to the Great Wall, who has most potential to surprise, where are markets heading, and which are the companies to watch? Plus, we predict the winner of soccer’s World Cup.

The Great Monetary Experiment

The financial crisis saw central banks bring out extraordinary measures to stave off disaster. The era of super-easy money may be coming to an end but the global economy remains shaky. This e-book examines the origins, evolution and impact of unconventional monetary policies.

The East is Red: China's mounting debt problem

The country’s economic rise is built on cheap finance. But with debt nearing 200 percent of GDP and much investment wasted, the foundations are looking shaky. “The East is Red” examines the origins of the boom, the current strains, and the painful choices China now faces.

Japan e-book: Abe’s Economic Experiment

Japan’s prime minister has electrified investors with his three-pronged strategy to shock the country out of its economic malaise. Abenomics has profound implications not just for Japan, but for the rest of the world too. Our new book examines the economic phenomenon of the year.

Breakingviews predictions for the year

Our annual compilation offers pithy and insightful views on the world in 2013, from the challenges for the euro and central bankers to the destiny of bank bosses, tech titans, emerging economies and financial markets. Readers may agree with us or not – we aim to provoke debate.

The U.S. election

With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in national polls a day before Americans choose their next president, our latest e-book examines how events have shaped the two candidates and the main fiscal and economic challenges facing the next occupant of the White House.

China changes leaders, but what comes after Hu?

The country’s new top brass will be revealed within weeks. But what does it mean for investors? What do slowing GDP and anti-Japan protests say about China’s future? And what’s the deal with Bo Xilai? Our new book, “Beijing Opera”, explains the geopolitical event of the decade.

Eurogeddon, the first two and a half years

How did the euro zone get into such a mess? And can it find a way out? Our e-book charts the twists and turns of the first phase of the crisis, while offering some pointers to the future. Perfect reading for what could be a hot summer in the region.

Diamond’s Not Forever

It’s a month since Barclays was engulfed in the rate-rigging scandal that led to the ousting of its CEO. Our e-book examines Bob Diamond’s short and stormy spell in charge of the British bank, and the profound questions the saga poses for both banks and regulators.

The real Hong Kong handover?

It is 15 years since Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control. Download our collection of Breakingviews articles which analyse the present and future of the territory’s government, economy and markets.

Facebook: A Like Story

The $100 bln IPO of Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm-room creation is bound to get a thumbs-up from many investors. But our Breakingviews e-book chronicling Facebook’s rise shows why its business model, corporate governance and exuberant valuation shouldn’t make it a love story.

Unravelling India

How is political paralysis hurting the Indian economy? Can endemic corruption be effectively brought down? Is India’s long-term growth story still intact? Unravelling India takes on the three top questions facing the world’s largest democracy.

Predictions 2012: Upside down and inside out

Planet finance has a propensity to turn itself upside down and inside out. It's up to its old tricks again. A collection of commentaries from Breakingviews sets the financial agenda for the next 12 months.

Man, products and company: a Steve Jobs e-book

Apple’s visionary leader gave Breakingviews much to comment upon over the past decade. As these stories show, he did more than create transformative gadgets and stunning wealth. Jobs was among the most fascinating business leaders in history.

Losing Luster: Goldman Sachs Under Lloyd Blankfein

No firm has attracted more envy within the financial industry or scorn from outside it. The latest e-book from Breakingviews chronicles Goldman’s ups and downs over the five years Blankfein has been in charge – and the challenges it now faces at a pivotal moment for Wall Street.

The China Files

Can China keep up the astonishing 10 percent annual growth rate it has witnessed in the past three decades? And if not, what strain will this put on its political system? Our latest e-book - The China Files - attempts to answer these and other questions.

After Tahrir

What are Egypt’s prospects post-Mubarak? Read our latest collection of articles.


Predictions for 2011: Reaping and Sowing

Rising inflation, robust equities and surprisingly strong U.S. growth, but jolts for Europe and disappointment for investors in high-yield and Brazil. Learn more about these and a full range of business and financial predictions for the year in Breakingviews’ latest e-book.

Fixing mortgage finance and the American dream

The system for financing U.S. house-buying needs a rethink. As the Obama administration hosts a conference to debate the government’s role in the mortgage business, download Reuters Breakingviews’ coverage of the issue over the past three years in our latest e-book, Waking Up.

How BP blew it in the Gulf of Mexico

The UK oil group’s handling of the disaster has become a case study in how not to manage a corporate crisis. Download the best of Breakingviews’ coverage of this saga in our latest ebook, In Too Deep.