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Vincent Boland: Emmanuel Macron’s unpopularity contest sparks fresh political chaos

The French president is unpopular at home despite winning impressive mandates from the electorate. Now he’s rolling the dice once more

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Vincent Boland: High time Europe embraces and prioritises its defence industry

If Europe is to protect its sovereignty and way of life, it must build a defence industry with the capacity to offer security in all its dimensions

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Vincent Boland: US plays catch up with EU on AI; London stock exchange’s latest cry for help

AI has come to dominate investor sentiment towards the stock market to the extent that the movement of interest rates no longer does

09.06.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: At a time of great strain, wave of elections across the world is empowering citizens

From South Africa to Taiwan, citizens have queued up to elect, re-elect, throw out and usher in new leaders, governments and times

09.06.2024 10

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Exxon plays hardball with its own shareholders over climate crisis

Oil giants seems to have decided only way to keep investors from creating a fuss over climate change is to sue them into silence

02.06.2024 20

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Ireland’s move to recognise Palestine is premature and counterproductive

I have defended Israel’s right to defend itself, but toll of Palestinian dead is monstrous

01.06.2024 30

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Vincent Boland: Biden’s breach of the principles of global trade is a major step backward

As liberal democracy faces threats from the extremes of right and left, what we need is more global commerce, not less

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Vincent Boland: Putin has vested interest in keeping Georgia inside Russia’s sphere of influence

True courage can be seen on the streets of Tbilisi in the face of domestic instability and outside interference, not least from Moscow

18.05.2024 50

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Boss of Spanish bank BBVA has picked a fight he looks like losing

Carlos Torres Vila has taken an unusual and risky step in his attempt to buy Banco Sabadell, a smaller domestic rival – he has gone hostile

12.05.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Once a world-beater, Warren Buffett has become a chronic underachiever

The Oracle of Omaha has been a once-in-a-generation investor but as his time at the helm nears its end shareholders are asking what comes next

11.05.2024 20

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Vincent Boland: Scottish independence is likely but not today or tomorrow, even with a new SNP leader

Implosion of the Scottish National Party after nearly two decades in power suggests an exhausted party, out of ideas and struggling to connect,...

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Vincent Boland: Thirty years on, South Africa has failed to deliver on Mandela’s promise of a better land

A takeover bid for the country’s one-time mining giant is a sign of how the optimism of three decades ago has disintegrated

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Europe is floundering and must modernise as extremists loom

Single market on which its economy is built needs a complete rethink if it is to compete with a booming US and a surging Asia

21.04.2024 10

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Modi’s dream of delivering a developed India at heart of next month’s elections

India is changing at extraordinary speed and has more billionaires than anywhere except the US and China

21.04.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Fed’s hasty revision of interest rates is most dramatic shift in expectations in years

Demand for interest cuts in election year likely to see economy take centre stage in UK and US races

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Vincent Boland: If AI does advance to outsmart us humans, we need to be ready

With the possible exception of inflation, AI is the number one factor driving investor sentiment in the stock market but regulatory demands are...

14.04.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Brakes go on the move to the brave new electric car world

The revolution might not be going to plan, with a drop in EV sales worldwide raising questions about the shift to greener travel

07.04.2024 30

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Netanyahu’s barbaric army is out of control and is alienating all his allies

Israel is quickly losing any international sympathy and support it had after the Hamas terror attack on October 7

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Vincent Boland: Why is the US using an 134-year-old law to bring Apple to heel?

New regulatory probes have raised the prospect that the best of times may be over for Big Tech

31.03.2024 20

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Vincent Boland: If RTÉ and the BBC are to stay the same, then they have to change

Public service broadcasting is in financial crisis. Now is the time to consider what it is actually for

31.03.2024 20

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Vincent Boland: Bankers need to stop having hissy fits over regulation

Bankers are fighting back against the latest efforts to regulate them, but their special pleadings are becoming tiresome

24.03.2024 7

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Vincent Boland: Surprise surprise, the billionaires are backing Donald Trump

The former – and possibly future – US president is attracting support from the monied classes

22.03.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Yes the value of stock markets are soaring, yet IPOs are in steep decline

The market shrinkage is mostly a western, mainly European phenomenon, while markets in Asia continue to grow

17.03.2024 20

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Vincent Boland: A US ban of TikTok raises issues of principle and practicality and is antithetical to free speech

The US and the UK have over-reacted with these displays of performative pandering to political lobbies and snubbing of allies

17.03.2024 30

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Vincent Boland: Bitcoin rises from the dead ... and it stinks to high heaven

Crypto universe is shrouded in mystification, boosterism and investor credulousness

10.03.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: China’s journey to prosperity is stuck – and something has to give

Its economy recently kept the world ticking over but it has faced a series of downturns that mean a new path must be found

09.03.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: It is sad to say, but Hong Kong is so over it hurts – and it’s a loss to the world

From being the jewel of Asia, these days Hong Kong’s status as a world-leading financial centre is diminishing at an alarming rate

03.03.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Nvidia is the new Apple and its chief the new Steve Jobs, even down to dress sense

The tech company at the centre of the artificial intelligence revolution, has seen its value soar seven-fold to its level today of $2 trillion

01.03.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: After 34 years, Japan’s Nikkei has something to shout about at last

The wait is over for investors as stock market finally surpasses high last achieved in December 1989

25.02.2024 20

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Vincent Boland: Putin is having a fantastic 2024, it can’t continue

Tide has turned in Russia’s favour on second anniversary of Ukraine invasion, Europe must now respond to help Ukraine prevail

24.02.2024 30

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Vincent Boland: Biden may be old, but Nato comments show Trump is unhinged

The world has gotten used to the deadbeat developer-turned-politician talking trash, but his comments last week still shocked

20.02.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: Farmers are their own worst enemies but must not be ignored

As climate change accelerates and the green transition becomes more urgent and costly – farmers are at the coalface, whether they like it or not

11.02.2024 10

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Vincent Boland on Facebook at 20: It’s time to stop hating Mark Zuckerberg

The Meta founder has matured as a businessman and grown as an adult, but what investors love is the dividend

10.02.2024 10

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Vincent Boland: At X, Musk often acts like a jerk as he panders to crass cult instincts

He gets away with it because he is surrounded by acolytes and a supine board but that will not last forever

03.02.2024 8

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Vincent Boland: Rise of radical right afflicts ailing Germany in year of disenchantment

There are enough reasons for angst in Europe’s largest country but growing support for the AfD is the gravest threat facing it

28.01.2024 10

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China’s aggressive pursuit of its interests to the exclusion of everything else is self-defeating

The country’s rise to be one of the two superpowers is the most important development of the 21st century

21.01.2024 5

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UK Post Office scandal shows computers were more trusted than people

Whatever the eventual outcome, though, the affair of the UK Post Office and the Dodgy Computer System is a salutary, heartrending and profoundly...

13.01.2024 9

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Vincent Boland: Alaska Airlines blowout will not topple Boeing, but it seriously needs to get its house in order

One of Boeing’s problems in the past two decades was that its engineers were no longer in charge

12.01.2024 30

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Vincent Boland: Why Apple’s mega writedown is a very Apple development

Apple’s shares tumbled 4 per cent after analysts at Barclays, an investment bank, took a look at the company and went ‘meh’

06.01.2024 30

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Why the year of elections in 2024 will matter so much to us all

There will be lots of drama and psychodrama in those contests from the US to Europe and here at home

29.12.2023 20

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Vincent Boland: Magnificent Seven fire America ahead in the battle against inflation

As the head of Fed tells investors the fight has been won, the concentration of value in a handful of tech giants is risky and problematic

24.12.2023 8

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Vincent Boland: US universities blew chance to set Israel record straight

Academia should be able to say uncomfortable things but on some issues, particularly antisemitic, absolute clarity is necessary

17.12.2023 9

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Vincent Boland: The rising enemy from within poses greatest threat to EU unity

EU leaders will meet in Brussels this week, where the agenda could hardly be more pressing nor the backdrop more gloomy

10.12.2023 9

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Vincent Boland: Britain is losing the argument, and its marbles, over the Parthenon Sculptures

The British government is absurdly over-invested in keeping the Elgin Marbles, and too ready to rely on colonial-era legislation to do so

03.12.2023 20

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