What We’re Reading – Week of 01/23/2015

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


 Is a wave of big oil deals in the offing?

Article via Forbes


Frances Coppola with some good commentary on why the Swiss National Bank acted as they did last week.

Article via Forbes


No surprise here; global wealth inequality has risen dramatically since the 2008 financial crisis according to Oxfam.  Central banks seem to be primary contributors to this trend with their easy money policies.

Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More by Oxfam


Google, with its grand ambitions, takes aim at the wireless market.  Will ad-funded broadband access be part of the future?

Article via CNET


Has the VIE structure used by Alibaba, Baidu, and other publicly traded Chinese companies officially been deemed illegal?  Steve Dickinson says, “Yes.”

Blog via China Law Blog