Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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Can’t find enough attractive bonds? No problem. Just loosen your credit-rating standards. This kind of behavior is what defines “reaching for yield.”
The L.A. Times has a good profile on Richard Dickson’s effort to reinvent Mattel.
The OECD says low interest rates threaten the solvency of pension funds and insurers.
Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance Unit (unsurprisingly) says renewable energy options are here to stay.
Bill Gates makes the case for more renewable energy research because current technologies aren’t economical.
Ant Financial (which owns Alipay, the PayPal of China) did a transaction which valued it at $45 billion. For those keeping score Jack Ma took Alipay out of Alibaba in 2011 and agreed after protests from Yahoo! to pay compensation of up to $6 billion to Alibaba if Alipay goes public. One might say Ma and associates “stole” Alipay.