Can Big Tech’s threat to democracy be tamed?

Fake news is now a political weapon. Tech platforms have been used to manipulate elections and political outcomes, not just in the US but in Europe and developing countries too. Can new proposed regulation rein in of some of the largest IP-rich firms, which now control roughly 80 per cent of corporate wealth?

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What could a long-term weaker dollar mean for the world?

The fall of the US dollar has been a big market story in 2018, and despite a strong recovery in the second quarter of the year market commentators say this could be a long-term trend. A weak dollar helped  American companies sell goods abroad, boosting demand for commodities, and it helped to tame inflation in emerging markets. But given the dollar’s recent fightback, how confident can investors be about these outcomes?

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