Debt vs. Equity: the shifting moods of finance

Nearly a decade of low interest rates coupled with tax advantages have encouraged many companies to opt for debt to underpin their growth. But could this era be coming to an end? Brooke Masters, companies editor, explains why authorities are looking to curb the seemingly insatiable appetite for debt financing.

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The Death of Cash: an ancient technology on the way out?

A number of governments, central banks and even some economists now advocate a switch to all-digital currencies. With the rapid rise of mobile payments, the long-term survival of cash seems precarious. But what would be the consequences of removing cash from society altogether? Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator, gives his view on the cashless society.

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