Gina joined Breakingviews in 2016 from the Financial Times, where she was the enforcement and regulatory correspondent in Washington, most recently focused on white-collar crime and cyber security. Before that, Gina was the corporate reporter for Quartz and spent seven years at the Wall Street Journal in New York, Baghdad and Detroit, covering M&A, war and cars. She also has written a book about the Khmer Rouge, trained journalists in Iraq and written from her native Seoul.
The social network is getting grief from U.S. lawmakers for hiring Washington consultants to fight critics. Many companies do that, including older tech firms. Facebook, though, has styled itself as more than just a company. Mark Zuckerberg is now tripping up on that high bar.
Don’t expect a breakthrough when Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet at the industrial nations’ summit. The 40-year anniversary of Deng Xiaoping’s market reforms on Dec. 18 offers a better opportunity for China to move past empty promises and becalm the intemperate U.S. president.
Two former executives accused in the Malaysian corruption scheme openly lied to the bank, U.S. authorities say. Rival firms have found leniency in similar cases. But an indictment also cites a culture that favored deals over compliance. That could warrant a deferred prosecution.