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Vincent Flasseur

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  • Winner’s curse defeats numbers game at World Cup
    A Breakingviews calculator predicted 14 of the 16 teams that made the soccer tournament’s knockout stage. But the analysis of player values, home support and participation did not foresee defending champion Germany’s early exit. The data now points to Brazil lifting the trophy.
    29 June 2018
  • Numbers add up to Germany retaining World Cup
    Who will lift soccer’s ultimate trophy in Russia this summer? Breakingviews ranked the 32 contenders according to player values, population, home support, and participation in the sport. Put them all together, and Germany is best placed to successfully defend its crown.
    29 May 2018
  • Consumer goods makers poised for the big purge
    Nestlé, P&G and their peers are pumped far above their long-term valuations. Collectively, the biggest 10 would lose almost $350 bln of market value if history reasserted itself. A squadron of activists offer support, but Unilever’s earnings wobble hints at brittle share prices.
    19 October 2017
  • Dubai could create its own demographic dividend
    26 September 2016
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