The IHS Markit deal creates a U.S. giant in data and analytics. The move stacks up by itself for S&P and will surely lead to more consolidation.

  • Chris Hughes | Bloomberg
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That elusive ideal dip for reentry probably isn’t going to materialize, and delaying just costs more money.

  • Nir Kaissar | Bloomberg
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People sitting on the fence, not hardened anti-vaxxers, should be the target of any communication campaigns.

  • Lionel Laurent | Bloomberg
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Deterrence no longer works when one power can shoot down incoming nukes. This makes disarmament talks even more urgent.

  • Andreas Kluth | Bloomberg
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Shutting classrooms doesn’t control Covid-19. The young generation is paying a huge price for the sum of our fears.

  • Anjani Trivedi | Bloomberg
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The virtual currency is scarce, sovereign and a great place for the rich to store their wealth.

  • Niall Ferguson | Bloomberg
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The Tesla-led automotive revolution is real but valuations have become divorced from the messy reality of the industry.

  • Chris Bryant | Bloomberg
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Their ingenious misdirection is designed to conceal through confusion.

  • Ben Schott | Bloomberg
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The boutique M&A shop can take full credit if it cuts a good deal with a SPAC. But it’ll have no one to blame if it all goes wrong.

  • Chris Hughes | Bloomberg
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The Indian entrepreneurs are like the lemonade-stand kids who beat back Big Government. Their elders will catch up.

  • Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
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There’s a lot to be said for Stripe making hay while the sun shines. But the Silicon Valley firm should beware of sunburn.

  • Alex Webb | Bloomberg
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The British drugmaker will likely conduct an additional global trial for the Oxford inoculation. It’s got to be careful how it presents the results.

  • Chris Hughes | Bloomberg
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Monte Paschi is facing questions about its capital buffers. This is a real test for Italy and Europe.

  • Elisa Martinuzzi | Bloomberg
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The U.K. and the European Union are locked in a derivatives standoff driven by politics rather than what’s best for investors.

  • Lionel Laurent | Bloomberg
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Unless they can get creative, a slow December might mean the end for many local businesses.

  • Andrea Felsted | Bloomberg
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Between lockdowns and vaccines, the outlook for oil demand remains uncertain. The cartel needs to be able to react quickly to any changes.

  • Julian Lee | Bloomberg
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A takeover would be risky, but nabbing Slack may be a risk worth taking.

  • Alex Webb | Bloomberg
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A puzzling conflict about transatlantic relations has broken out between the French president and the German defense minister. It’s mostly semantics.

  • Andreas Kluth | Bloomberg
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Value-stock enthusiasm may gain traction, but don’t discount the post-pandemic power of disruption behind growth stocks.

  • Mark Gilbert | Bloomberg
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Britain is aiming to be a hub for carbon credit and green derivatives trading. It has the know-how but how much of a market is there?

  • Elisa Martinuzzi and Marcus Ashworth | Bloomberg
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