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South China Morning Post (February 7)

2024/ 02/ 08 by jd in Global News

“China’s state security ministry has stepped forward to warn those who disseminate ‘short’ views on the country’s economic and market prospects.” Based on this year’s performance, “excessive information manipulation has backfired and frightened away investors” from Chinese stocks on the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. “To investors, a one-sided story, no matter how good it may look on the surface, is not trustworthy if there’s no counter-balance…. The rational response would be to stay away.”

 

Washington Post (February 26)

2020/ 02/ 27 by jd in Global News

We will soon find out whether a global crisis can “unite the planet and encourage everyone to pull together…. This outbreak is manageable with good medicine, good information and global cooperation. But it’s going to be a bumpy ride for a while.”

 

Institutional Investor (December 14)

2016/ 12/ 16 by jd in Global News

It’s difficult for analysts to rise above groupthink since they “tend to use the same quantitative information…and similar methodologies.” Remarkably, some do. Institutional Investor recognizes them annually. Still, it seems that one day algorithms will “displace analysts entirely, meaning that these algorithms will themselves become eligible, in principle, for election to the II All-America Research Team.”

 

New York Times (March 9)

2014/ 03/ 10 by jd in Global News

“American press freedoms rank among the broadest in the world,” but the government can still crimp this freedom by “prosecuting those suspected of leaking classified documents, and even seizing reporters’ records. Uninhibited and robust criticism can go only so far without meaningful access to information.”

 

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