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South China Morning Post (November 25)

2018/ 11/ 27 by jd in Global News

The unfolding truth “appears to be rather different” than “the narrative spun by Nissan and apparently condoned by Japanese authorities.” When the full story about Ghosn is revealed, “it threatens to do at least as much damage to the reputation of the government and industry alliance known as Japan Inc as to the man at the centre of the affair” for it increasingly appears “Nissan’s old guard struck back against their ‘gaijin’ savior.”


New York Times (June 10)

2018/ 06/ 12 by jd in Global News

“There has never been a disaster like the G7 meeting that just took place. It could herald the beginning of a trade war, maybe even the collapse of the Western alliance. At the very least it will damage America’s reputation as a reliable ally for decades to come; even if Trump eventually departs the scene in disgrace, the fact that someone like him could come to power in the first place will always be in the back of everyone’s mind.”


Wall Street Journal (March 1)

2016/ 03/ 01 by jd in Global News

Mauricio Macri, the new Argentine President, is off to a dramatic start. “This week he settled a dispute with a number of the country’s creditors that had dragged on for more than a decade as it tarnished Argentina’s reputation. Mr. Macri now has the country poised for a return to international capital markets and perhaps an economic revival that was impossible under his Peronist predecessor Cristina Kirchner.”


The Economist (October 3)

2015/ 10/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Shell’s retreat from the frozen north shows the new realities of ‘big oil.’” Shell announced its withdrawal from exploration in the Chukchi Sea where it had already invested $7 billion on a single exploratory well. “The decision boiled down to costs, financial and reputational. Most big oil firms face similar pressures” and appear likely postpone costly Arctic drilling.


Financial Times (August 12)

2011/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“England has had a torrid week,” exclaims the Financial Times. “Wanton destruction” damaged the nation’s image to “those abroad who still look on England as a country of civility and tolerance.” Riots amongst the downtrodden are nothing new, but these were altogether different. They were not political protests “about an intolerable deterioration in their living conditions. They were taking advantage of serious policing errors in order to steal mobile phones and trainers.”